A Fault-Driven Lightweight Process Improvement Approach

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Kennet Henningsson, Thomas Birath, Peter Molin
Title: A Fault-Driven Lightweight Process Improvement Approach
Conference name: 29th Euromicro Conference
Year: 2003
Pagination: 343-350
ISBN: 0-7695-1996-2
Publisher: IEEE Comput. Soc
City: Antalya, Turkey
ISI number: 000185703900046
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: Department of Software Engineering and Computer Science (Institutionen för programvaruteknik och datavetenskap)
Dept. of Software Engineering and Computer Science S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
Authors e-mail: kennet.henningsson@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: Process improvement is of high importance and with crucial impact on business and prosperity for software developing companies. The requirements on software are that it needs to be produced faster, cheaper and with higher quality. A recent trend in software development is the use of agile methods. The general idea of more lightweight approaches can also be applied to process improvement. The authors describe a fault-driven lightweight process improvement approach to be used between projects. The objective is to decrease the number of faults and hence shorten the project lead-time. The fault-driven process improvement approach sets focus on business requirements and relevance for the company associated. We discuss the need for a lightweight approach and introduce a lightweight process improvement method. It also reports on some findings from an industrial study and presents some conclusions.
Subject: Software Engineering\General
Keywords: software development management, software fault tolerance, software process improvement