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Leveraging a Common Development Framework and Delivery Approaches through Effective Software Management

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Author(s)

Gavin W. O\'Brien, Robert D. Snelick, Lynne S. Rosenthal

Abstract

The discipline of software engineering establishes a set of principles for designing and developing software. Organizations have applied these principles to deliver high-quality, cost-effective software products in a timely manner. However, one aspect of software development that is often overlooked is the management of groups of independent developers working on separate projects within an organization. This leads to groups using similar but equivalent technologies, creating duplicate support tools and infrastructures, and thus limiting the productivity of the organization. Using a common development framework and set of technologies reduces duplication, promotes reusability, and leverages staff expertise and knowledge. Software development becomes streamlined resulting in shorter development cycles while improving product flexibility. Moreover, it may be possible to easily and quickly adapt products to satisfy new customer demands. We describe how leveraging a common development framework and delivery approaches through effective software management optimized our resources and increased our productivity. The decisions and choices we made to establish our development framework are explained. Finally we demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach with a case study describing the development and delivery of our healthcare test tools.
Proceedings Title
International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice| |2008| SERP'08
Conference Dates
July 14-17, 2008
Conference Location
Las Vegas, NV
Conference Title
International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice

Keywords

Development Environment, Project Management Issues, Project Management Tools, Software Engineering Methodologies, Software Reuse. Development Environment, Project Management Issues, Project Management Tools, Software Engineering Methodologies, Software Reuse.

Citation

O\'Brien, G. , Snelick, R. and Rosenthal, L. (2008), Leveraging a Common Development Framework and Delivery Approaches through Effective Software Management, International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice| |2008| SERP'08, Las Vegas, NV (Accessed July 21, 2024)

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Created July 16, 2008, Updated February 17, 2017