Software development process tailoring for small and medium sized companies

Rehan Akbar, Sohail Safdar, Mohd Fadzil Hassan, Azrai Abdullah

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Abstract

Software development process tailoring is an emerging practice in today's IT industry. A limited number of research works have been published in this area. The existing process tailoring approaches describe similar set of operations and do not provide proper guidelines on performing process tailoring. These tailoring approaches mainly focus on large companies and tailor only one or two agile methods instead of providing specific guidelines on tailoring agile based methodologies. Unlike large companies, attention has not been given to small and medium sized companies. The present study addresses this limitation, identifies process tailoring operations, key processes of agile based methodologies and uses them for tailoring processes for small and medium sized companies. Qualitative research methods are used to identify and validate tailoring operations and key processes of agile based methodologies. The results show that performing these tailoring operations to tailor key agile based processes is an effective and applicable process tailoring approach for small and medium sized companies. The outcome of the present study would provide basis for formulating process tailoring framework for small and medium sized companies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 International Conference on Computer and Information Sciences, ICCOINS 2014 - A Conference of World Engineering, Science and Technology Congress, ESTCON 2014 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479943906
ISBN (Print)9781479943913
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2014
Event2014 International Conference on Computer and Information Sciences, ICCOINS 2014 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 3 Jun 20145 Jun 2014

Conference

Conference2014 International Conference on Computer and Information Sciences, ICCOINS 2014
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period3/06/145/06/14

Keywords

  • Agile
  • Client
  • Process tailoring
  • Processes

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