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The Resource Situational method engineering, Brian Henderson-Sellers, Jolita Ralyté, Pär J. Ågerfalk, Matti Rossi

Situational method engineering, Brian Henderson-Sellers, Jolita Ralyté, Pär J. Ågerfalk, Matti Rossi

Label
Situational method engineering
Title
Situational method engineering
Statement of responsibility
Brian Henderson-Sellers, Jolita Ralyté, Pär J. Ågerfalk, Matti Rossi
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"While previously available methodologies for software--like those published in the early days of object technology--claimed to be appropriate for every conceivable project, situational method engineering (SME) acknowledges that most projects typically have individual characteristics and situations. Thus, finding the most effective methodology for a particular project needs specific tailoring to that situation. Such a tailored software development methodology needs to take into account all the bits and pieces needed for an organization to develop software, including the software process, the input and output work products, the people involved, the languages used to describe requirements, design, code, and eventually also measures of success or failure. The authors have structured the book into three parts. Part I deals with all the basic concepts, terminology and overall ideas underpinning situational method engineering. As a summary of this part, they present a formal meta-model that enables readers to create their own quality methods and supporting tools. In Part II, they explain how to implement SME in practice, i.e., how to find method components and put them together and how to evaluate the resulting method. For illustration, they also include several industry case studies of customized or constructed processes, highlighting the impact that high-quality engineered methods can have on the success of an industrial software development. Finally, Part III summarizes some of the more recent and forward-looking ideas. This book presents the first summary of the state of the art for SME. For academics, it provides a comprehensive conceptual framework and discusses new research areas. For lecturers, thanks to its step-by-step explanations from basics to the customization and quality assessment of constructed methods, it serves as a solid basis for comprehensive courses on the topic. For industry methodologists, it offers a reference guide on features and technologies to consider when developing in-house software development methods or customising and adopting off-the-shelf ones"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
GW5XE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Henderson-Sellers, Brian
Dewey number
005.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
QA76.758
LC item number
.H468 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ralyté, Jolita
  • Ågerfalk, Pär J.
  • Rossi, Matti
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Software engineering
  • Computer software
  • COMPUTERS
  • COMPUTERS
  • Computer software
  • Software engineering
Label
Situational method engineering, Brian Henderson-Sellers, Jolita Ralyté, Pär J. Ågerfalk, Matti Rossi
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. SME basics. 1. Introduction -- 2. Method chunks, method fragments and method components -- 3. Method engineering as a social practice -- 4. Formal descriptions -- Part II. Applying SME in practice. 5. Identification and construction of individual method chunks/fragments -- 6. Processes for creating a methodology from method parts -- 7. Tailoring a constructed method -- 8. Assessing quality -- 9. Examples of constructed processes -- Part III. The future of SME. 10. Recent advances in SME -- 11. Final summary and future work
Control code
881271067
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 310 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783642414671
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-642-41467-1
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881271067
Label
Situational method engineering, Brian Henderson-Sellers, Jolita Ralyté, Pär J. Ågerfalk, Matti Rossi
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. SME basics. 1. Introduction -- 2. Method chunks, method fragments and method components -- 3. Method engineering as a social practice -- 4. Formal descriptions -- Part II. Applying SME in practice. 5. Identification and construction of individual method chunks/fragments -- 6. Processes for creating a methodology from method parts -- 7. Tailoring a constructed method -- 8. Assessing quality -- 9. Examples of constructed processes -- Part III. The future of SME. 10. Recent advances in SME -- 11. Final summary and future work
Control code
881271067
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 310 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783642414671
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-642-41467-1
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881271067

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