Actual Processes in Software Development

What's that?

Usually a software development process deals with high-level tasks and phases like designing, performing integration tests, or delivering prototypes. It is prescribing in the sense that it describes how it should be, what characteristics a good development process has or how to adjust a process.

This is a top-down point of view. Research on the Actual Process on the opposite studies what is really being done during software development. It captures and analyses actual process data and helps to learn about process anomalies, about detailed problems in following a process, and about personal process issues.

This webpage and the one mentioned below are for everybody interested in this kind of research.

What's here?

You can find the following information here:
  • Research: Links to various research projects related to actual process study
  • Bibliography: Commented bibliography of related papers


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Topic revision: r6 - 11 Jun 2008, LutzPrechelt
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