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Information Technology Journal
  Year: 2012 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 7 | Page No.: 751-759
DOI: 10.3923/itj.2012.751.759
 
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Scheduling Quality Related Activities in Incremental Software Development Projects Based on Monte Carlo Simulation
Bin Xu, Jie Chen, Yujia Ge, Zhixian Chen and Yun Ling

Abstract:
Quality is very important in software development project especially for those related to medical treatment, aerospace, finance and public infrastructure. Quality related activities including feasibility analysis, requirement review, architecture inspection, code review, software testing and auditing run through the entire software development life cycle. Quality related activities are a set of umbrella task corresponding to the defects contained inside the requirement specification, documents and applications. While quality related activity may account for nearly one third or even a half effort and duration in typical software projects, it has been considered as the bottleneck to deliver the software applications in timely model. Based on the effort analysis on the defect finding in incremental software development projects, this paper introduces the effort model of the quality related activities, the calibration based on local historic incremental software projects and detail scheduling method including the efficiency matrix, capability matrix and the definition of the constraints and the goal and suggests scheduling quality related activities while balancing time-to-market and high quality based on Monte Carlo simulation. Pilot in some incremental financial software projects shows that the suggested method will benefit the scheduling of quality related activities in the incremental software development projects.
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How to cite this article:

Bin Xu, Jie Chen, Yujia Ge, Zhixian Chen and Yun Ling, 2012. Scheduling Quality Related Activities in Incremental Software Development Projects Based on Monte Carlo Simulation. Information Technology Journal, 11: 751-759.

DOI: 10.3923/itj.2012.751.759

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=itj.2012.751.759

 
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