Applying Testing Techniques to Software Process Assessment: A Model-Based Perspective

  • L. García-Borgoñón
  • R. Blanco
  • J. A. García-García
  • M. A. Barcelona
Conference paper

Abstract

Software processes constitute a major asset for an organization. However, in many occasions there are differences between defined processes and executed processes. For this reason, organizations spend time and effort of their resources to find these non-conformances. The use of software testing techniques could be a useful way to reduce these costs. This paper proposes a model-based approach and shows how software testing techniques can be applied to evaluate the execution conformity in a software processes context, and also to evaluate the model designed. A real execution of a NDT methodology process by means of the process model included in NDTQ-Framework (a solution based on this approach that is currently being used in software development organizations) illustrates the final results. Finally, conclusions and future work are stated.

Keywords

Model-Driven Testing Software Processes 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work has been supported by the projects TEMPROS (TIN2010-20057-C03-02) and Test4DBS (TIN2010-20057-C03-01) of Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, Spain, and the NDTQ-Framework project (TIC-5789) of the Junta de Anda-lucía, Spain.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. García-Borgoñón
    • 1
  • R. Blanco
    • 2
  • J. A. García-García
    • 3
  • M. A. Barcelona
    • 1
  1. 1.Aragón Institute of TechnologyZaragozaSpain
  2. 2.University of OviedoGijónSpain
  3. 3.University of SevilleSevillaSpain

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