Alec Dorling

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Experiences are reported in the use of ISO 15504 both in tailoring the standard for particular industrial sectors and in expanding the process assessment approach into new domains. In particular, three projects are discussed: • SPiCE for SPACE, a ISO/IEC TR 15504 [IS98a] conformant method of software process assessment developed for the European space(More)
A survey has been designed to seek the practical foundation of base process activities (BPAs) in the software industry and to support research in modelling the software engineering processes. A superset of BPAs [l] compatible with the current software process models, such as SPICE (IS0 15504) CMM, IS0 9000 and BOOTSTRAP [2-31, were identified for(More)
In real-time systems, dynamic inconsistencies of software are hardly detected, diagnosed and handled. A built-in test (BIT) method is developed to cope with software dynamic inconsistency. BIT is defined as a new kind of software testing which is explicitly described in object-oriented source code as member functions. BITs can be activated at any designed(More)
In this paper object-oriented information system (OOIS) is defined as an information system which employs object-oriented technologies in system design and implementation. This paper attempts to clarify the concept of OOIS and its implication, and to summarise research and practices in the OOIS area. At the top level, perspectives on foundations of(More)
Software Process Improvement is generally regarded a key to economic success by increasing the quality of software systems, accelerating time-to-market and decreasing development costs. Component-based software engineering , as an emerging development paradigm, targets very similar goals by focusing on the assembly of software systems from components and(More)