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Process Analysis of a Waterfall Project Using Repository Data
International Journal of Computers and Applications
  • Michael Van Hilst, Nova Southeastern University
  • Shihong Huang
  • Hugh Lindsay
Document Type
Article
Date
1-1-2011
ISSN or ISBN
1206-212X
Disciplines
Description

The study of repository data has yielded insight into the behaviour of developers and qualities of software artifacts. In this article, we use repository data to investigate the nature and quality of the development process itself. Specifically, we use repository data to identify sources of potential inefficiency and waste in process design and execution. Our analysis approach is motivated by principles of Lean product development and fills a gap in the literature for empirical process metrics. To illustrate the approach, we analyse data from a large industry project involving CMM level 3 and 4 teams in a waterfall process. Both basic and focused analyses are presented, with eight different views of progress, efficiency, and cost.

DOI
10.2316/Journal.202.2011.1.202-2986
Citation Information
Michael Van Hilst, Shihong Huang and Hugh Lindsay. "Process Analysis of a Waterfall Project Using Repository Data" International Journal of Computers and Applications Vol. 33 Iss. 1 (2011) p. 49 - 56
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michael-vanhilst/41/