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Distribution of Effort Among Software Development Artefacts: An Initial Case Study

Niklas Mellegård (Institutionen för tillämpad informationsteknologi (Chalmers)) ; Miroslaw Staron
11th International Workshop on Business Process Modeling, Development and Support, BPMDS 2010 and 15th International Conference on Exploring Modeling Methods for Systems Analysis and Design, EMMSAD 2010, Held in Conjunction with CAiSE 2010; Hammamet; Tunisia; 7 June 2010 through 8 June 2010 (18651348). Vol. 50 (2010), p. 234-246.
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]

Model-driven development aims at increasing productivity by raising the abstraction level of software specifications and introducing automated transformations for replacing lower level specifications. To assess benefits of replacing a legacy development process with a model-driven approach, one needs to establish a baseline of the current process with respect to the effort invested in the development artefacts. In this paper we report on an initial case study in which we investigate the main artefacts in the analysis and design phase with respect to required effort and perceived importance. We studied a non-model driven development of software based automotive functionality and our initial results show that a few artefacts receive the majority of effort, and that the artefacts that receive the most effort are not the most important ones. The initial results indicate that the distribution of effort between models and other artefacts is similar to that of model-driven projects in spite of the project being perceived and characterized as code-centric.

Nyckelord: Software engineering; Requirements; Analysis; Design; Modelling; Process

Denna post skapades 2010-03-18. Senast ändrad 2016-10-31.
CPL Pubid: 118045


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