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School:
San Jose State University
Course:
Cmpe 133 - Software Engineering II

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Fayad Laitinen TransitionOO Chapter 13 Defining and Documenting the Development Process 13 1 The Manager s Roles and Responsibilities in the OO Software Process Throughout this book we have been emphasizing the link between OO and controlled development OO techniques by themselves do not include progress reviews extensive documentation or bi directional requirements traceability although such features are necessary to make any significant development successful To address such topics we need detailed repeatable documentation that can guide and control our work The process is the fundamental way of implementing that control A process is a description of the steps required to implement some goal usually part or all of a method Processes transform textbook theories and method descriptions into real action steps Documented processes enable the development team to consistently apply and benefit from the application of OO techniques It is essential to realize that processes are codified steps that describe a particular organization s way of achieving development goals This means that processes cannot be acquired off the shelf but must rather be developed over time Fayad97a As shown in Figure 13 1 detailed processes are dependent on the application area object oriented methods tools and languages in use Figure 13 1 General Processes Must Be Tailored to Your Projects Fayad points out that Management must support the move to process based development This implies that process must not be abandoned when schedule pressures loom or process costs initially slow some development phases Processes are especially important for new object oriented development teams Even in a wellorganized group new methods and tools introduce confusion Individuals will often perceive themselves as less skilled than before and the routines they had established with others will certainly change Management must make sure that establishing process oriented development will allow team members to



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