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Title: SUIT-METHOD: A TOOL FOR FINDING SUITABLE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT METHODOLOGY
Authors: Hanafiah, Mastura
Keywords: Software development methodology
Software project
Issue Date: 2007
Abstract: Software development methodology involves the activities and processes that are carried out when building a software system. There are a lot of available methodologies; one should be suitable for a software project. However, deciding which methodology to be applied requires some assessment on the project nature and characteristics at the early project cycle. This research focuses on finding the relationship between software project factors and methodologies, and further developing a tool that can help software practitioners in choosing the most suitable methodology. Before the tool is developed, a review on several lifecycle models has been carried out in order to examine the relevant software factors. Factors like project size, complexity, requirement stability, duration, performance requirement, modularization, project team, and criticality have the main impact on some methodologies. The relationship between methodologies and software factors is formulated using rule-based approach, and managed properly by a sequence of steps; identifying the initial selection of input variables, counterexamples of bad sub rules, pruning the variables, merging categories, and identifying hypothetical examples. SUIT-Method is developed as a web-based application using evolutionary prototyping and evaluated by several software practitioners based on its usability, functionality and quality. The outcome of the evaluation shows that the tool can assist them in deciding which methodology is appropriate to be adopted in their projects during the early project cycle.
Description: Master of Software Engineering
URI: http://dspace.fsktm.um.edu.my/handle/1812/56
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