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On the Expected Synergies between Component-Based Software Engineering and Best Practices in Product Integration
ABB Corporate Research, Västerås, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0921-0878
ABB Corporate Research, Västerås, Sweden.
2004 (English)In: Proceedings of the 30th EUROMICRO Conference, 2004, p. 430-436Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The expectations for a well working integration process are described in the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI). Often during theintegration process, weaknesses of the entire development process become visible. This is usually too late and too costly. Particular development processes and use of particular technologies may help to improve the performance of the integration process by providing proper input to it. For example, by the use of a component-based approach, the development process changes. Some of these changes may help in performing according to the process expectations. In this paper, examples of problems that have been observed in the integration process are described. Through a case study we describe a number of practical problems in current development projects. Based on this case study, we analyze how acomponent-based approach could help and lead to a more effective integration process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. p. 430-436
National Category
Software Engineering
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-4129Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-11844263320OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-4129DiVA, id: diva2:120951
Conference
30th EUROMICRO Conference; Rennes; France; 31 August 2004 through 3 September 2004
Available from: 2007-10-29 Created: 2007-10-29 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
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1. Key Elements of Software Product Integration Processes
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Key Elements of Software Product Integration Processes
2007 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
Abstract [en]

The product integration is a particularly critical phase of the software product development process as many problems originating from earlier phases become visible in this phase. Problems in product integration result in delays and rework. One of the measures to decrease the late discovery of problems is the use of development standards and guidelines that define practices to ensure correctness of the product integration. However, even if such standards and reference models exist, they are in not used consistently. One of the reasons is a lack of a proof that they indeed improve the integration process, and even more important, that they are sufficient for performing efficient and correct product integration.

The conclusion of the presented research is that the available descriptions in standards and reference models taken one by one are insufficient and must be consolidated to help development organizations improve the product integration process. The research has resulted in a proposed combination of the activities included in the different reference models. This combination has been based on a number of case studies. Through the case studies performed in seven different product development organizations, a relationship between problems that are observed and the failure to follow the recommendations in reference models is identified. The analysis has indicated which practices are necessary, and how other practices support these. The goal with the research is to provide product development organizations with guidelines for how to perform software product integration.

One additional finding of the research is the existence of relation between software architecture and the development process. A method for identifying dependencies between evolvement of software architectures and adaptation of integration practices has been demonstrated.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för datavetenskap och elektronik, 2007. p. 62
Series
Mälardalen University Press Dissertations, ISSN 1651-4238 ; 50
Keywords
product integration, software development, process improvement
National Category
Software Engineering
Research subject
Computer Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-444 (URN)978-91-85485-61-1 (ISBN)
Public defence
2007-12-06, Delta, R-huset, Högskoleplan 1, Västerås, Västerås, 10:00
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Supervisors
Available from: 2007-10-29 Created: 2007-10-29 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved

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