IMCS/Publications/CSJM/Issues/CSJM v.12, n.1 (34), 2004/

Software Development Processes

Authors: V. Iacoban


For many years now, software process improvement (SPI) has been recognized as an effective way for companies to improve the quality of the software they produce and to increase the efficiency of the development process. Much work has gone into developing and selling improvement paradigms, assessment methods, modeling languages, tools and technologies. This paper will list many of existing processes, frameworks, paradigms, presenting the advantages and drawbacks of each of them. Synthesizing, a requirements list will be prepared to define a software process improvement approach. Ideally, the approach should be practical, applicable, efficient, and allowing to integrate existing software developing technologies.

Victor Iacoban
Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science,
Academy of Sciences of Moldova,
str.Academiei,5, Chisinau, MD 2028,
Republic of Moldova.
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