Petri Net-Based Simulation and Analysis of the Software Development Process

  • Gordan Topic
  • Dragan Jevtic
  • Marijan Kunstic
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5178)

Abstract

This paper explores improvements which can be achieved by applying Petri nets to the modeling, simulation and analysis of the software development process. The huge complexity of this process, in conjunction with the demand for rapid reaction to market pressure, hard limits on time and cost, and the fluidity of human resource organization can make it considerably difficult to establish a confident software development process. Simulations of such processes using Petri net models show considerable benefits with respect to real factors such as resource requirements, representation of critical borders, the effects of resource deficit, delays in process phases, etc.

Keywords

software development process modeling colored Petri net 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gordan Topic
    • 1
  • Dragan Jevtic
    • 2
  • Marijan Kunstic
    • 2
  1. 1.Ericsson Nikola Tesla d.dZagrebCroatia
  2. 2.Faculty of electrical engineering and computingZagrebCroatia

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