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Introducing knowledge concepts in software process modeling

Noureddine Kerzazi and Pierre N. Robillard

Technical Report (2010)

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Software process is knowledge intensive. Nevertheless, knowledge concepts are rarely taken into account in software process modeling. This paper presents a new software process modeling approach, which takes into account the various conceptual knowledge required to perform a task. The approach is based on the Software & Systems Process Engineering Metamodel (SPEM 2.0). It essentially adds knowledge attributes to existing relationships between roles, tasks and artifacts. Comparison between attributes for a given task provides information on the knowledge-gap between the SPEM elements involved. This information could be used in knowledge oriented project management to evaluate the risk associated to the knowledge gaps. A software tool has been implemented to facilitate the recording of various knowledge concepts while modeling the software process. Example of this approach is presented.

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Software Process Modeling; Software & Systems Process Engineering Meta-model (SPEM); Conceptual knowledge.

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Subjects: 2700 Technologie de l'information > 2706 Génie logiciel
2700 Technologie de l'information > 2717 Études de modélisation et de simulation
Department: Département de génie informatique et génie logiciel
Research Center: Non applicable
Funders: FQRNT
Grant number: 127037
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2017 13:36
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2021 17:09
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/2636/
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Report number: EPM-RT-2010-14


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