Distribution of Effort Among Software Development Artefacts: An Initial Case Study
Paper i proceeding, 2010

Model-driven development aims at increasing productivity by raising the abstraction level of software specifications and introducing automated transformations for replacing lower level specifications. To assess benefits of replacing a legacy development process with a model-driven approach, one needs to establish a baseline of the current process with respect to the effort invested in the development artefacts. In this paper we report on an initial case study in which we investigate the main artefacts in the analysis and design phase with respect to required effort and perceived importance. We studied a non-model driven development of software based automotive functionality and our initial results show that a few artefacts receive the majority of effort, and that the artefacts that receive the most effort are not the most important ones. The initial results indicate that the distribution of effort between models and other artefacts is similar to that of model-driven projects in spite of the project being perceived and characterized as code-centric.

Modelling

Requirements

Analysis

Software engineering

Design

Process

Författare

Niklas Mellegård

Chalmers, Tillämpad informationsteknologi

Miroslaw Staron

Göteborgs universitet

Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing

1865-1348 (ISSN)

Vol. 50 234-246

Ämneskategorier

Data- och informationsvetenskap

DOI

10.1007/978-3-642-13051-9_20

ISBN

978-364213050-2

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2017-10-07