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Incremental Method Engineering Approach for Process Improvement

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  • Incremental M th d Engineering I t l Method E i i Approach for Process Improvement by Dominique Mirandolle Inge van de Weerd I d W d Sjaak Brinkkemper1
  • Content of this presentation Introduction & related research Research Candidate methods selection Case company p y Mapping candidate methods to case company Implementation Lessons learned Conclusion2
  • Introduction Product software companies are constantly changing Company growth Environmental change Software development Product P d t management t Design new methods or adapt existing ones3 View slide
  • Related research Situated method engineering Incremental method engineering Related work Software Product Management Competence Model & Maturity Matrix (Van de Weerd et al., 2008) Situational Factors (Bekkers, 2008) Process Deliverable Diagrams (Van de Weerd & Brinkkemper, 2008)4 View slide
  • Related research Software Product Management Competence Model & Maturity Matrix (Van de Weerd et al., 2008)5
  • Related research Situational Factors (Bekkers, 2008)6
  • Related research Process Deliverable Diagrams (Van de Weerd & Brinkkemper, 2008)7
  • Research How can incremental method engineering support process improvement in the sofware industry? 1. Select and analyze 8 candidate methods 2. Interview and analyze case company 3. Map methods fragments to case company 4. Implement method fragment8
  • Candidate method selection Requirements prioritization capabilities A. A Internal stakeholder involvement B. Prioritization method C. Customer involvement D. C t D Cost revenue consideration id ti E. Partner involvement9
  • Candidate method selection Eight selected candidate methods: Binary Priority List Win Win requirements negotiation model Integer linear programming approach Requirements T i R i t Triage MOSCOW Cost Value Approach Q li Function D Quality F i l Development Features Prioritization Matrix10
  • Candidate method selection Situational Factors Process Deliverable Diagram Maturity Level11
  • Case company Product software company in the ‘search solutions’ domain search solutions (data mining, automatic sentiment analysis) Method for Requirement prioritization: MOSCOW Maturity Level on Req Prior : D Req. Prior.: Situational Factors12
  • Mapping candidate methods to pp g the case company Maturity level of candidate method > Maturity level case company method Situational Factors need to match13
  • Mapping candidate methods to pp g the case company Key hole: Case company Key hole cylinder represents Situational Factors K h l li d t Sit ti lF t Key: Candidate method14
  • Implementation Three candidate methods with maturity level > case company method (and implementing capability E): Requirements triage (22 SF matches) Integer linear programming (25 SF matches) Features prioritization matrix (30 SF matches)15
  • Implementation Features Prioritization Matrix Multiple stakeholder sheet Process Deliverable Diagram before and after implementation16
  • Lessons learned Situational Factors can be ‘matched’ by analyzing them for the case company, as well as for the candidate methods. Testing the adapted method in case company is necessary to prove practical application. None of the methods matched 31 SFs, a larger method base provides even more accurate match.17
  • Conclusion Theoretical proof of concept of the success of incremental method engineering. Incremental method engineering can support the maturing of a software development method in a product software company. company Changing a small part of the method, by adding a capability, capability can increase the overall maturity level. level18
  • Thank you for your attention19
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