JUCS - Journal of Universal Computer Science 18(19): 2686-2705, doi: 10.3217/jucs-018-19-2686
An Integrated Approach of Software Development and Test Processes to Distributed Teams
expand article infoGislaine Camila Lapasini Leal, Ana Paula Chaves§, Elisa Hatsue Moriya Huzita, Marcio Eduardo Delamaro|
‡ State University of Maringa, Maringa, Brazil§ Federal Technological University of Parana, Campo Mourao, Brazil| University of Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos, Brazil
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The Distributed Software Development (DSD) is a development strategy that meets the globalization needs concerned with the increase productivity and cost reduction. However, the temporal distance, geographical dispersion and the socio-cultural di_erences, increased some challenges and, especially, added new requirements related with the communication, coordination and control of projects. Among these new demands there is the necessity of a software process that provides adequate support to the distributed software development. This paper presents an integrated approach of software development and test that considers distributed teams peculiarities. The approach purpose is to o_er support to DSD, providing a better project visibility, improving the communication between the development and test teams, minimizing the ambiguity and di_culty to understand the artifacts and activities. This integrated approach was conceived based on four pillars: (i) to identify the DSD peculiarities concerned with development and test processes, (ii) to de_ne the necessary elements to compose the integrated approach of development and test to support the distributed teams, (iii) to describe and specify the workows, artifacts, and roles of the approach, and (iv) to represent appropriately the approach to enable the e_ective communication and understanding of it.
global software development, software process, test