Test Driven Development and Software Process Improvement in China

  • Kim Man Lui
  • Keith C. C. Chan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3092)


Developing areas in China are attracting increasing investment in manufacturing. This has increased the local demand for software and, consequently, demands on local software teams. Such teams, typically small, inexperienced and suffer high personnel turnover, often produce defective products. As software process improvement models are unsuitable for such teams, research was conducted applying a test-driven development (TDD) approach. TDD quickly improved the overall team performance. Our findings are applicable in other Asian developing countries.


Team Performance Unit Test Software Quality Software Process Improvement Unit Case 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kim Man Lui
    • 1
  • Keith C. C. Chan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ComputingThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong Kong

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