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Critical Software Cultures - Analyses of Processes in Four Domains

Prause, Christian (2016) Critical Software Cultures - Analyses of Processes in Four Domains. In: Proceedings - International Conference on Software and System Process, ICSSP 2016, pp. 11-15. ACM. International Conference on Software and System Process, Austin, TX, USA.

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Abstract

Processes constrain developer freedom and impact software development cost. They can increase costs from only a few cents to almost 1000 USD per line of code. But they can also benefit the maintainability, dependability and safety of critical software. If failure risk costs are high, then the application of more expensive processes can actually reduce costs. Therefore it is important to understand which processes to apply when. This paper investigates development in four domains from aerospace to research, in order to extract some of the hidden expert knowledge expressed through the usage of processes. It analyzes data from a survey in a biotope of unregulated projects and three standards with respect to how process cost and benefit are balanced through criticality tailoring of processes. The results add to our understanding of criticality tailoring and the domains' engineering cultures, provide hints for what to address in process improvements, and can help to gauge if a standard might need adjustment.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/105675/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Critical Software Cultures - Analyses of Processes in Four Domains
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Prause, ChristianChristian.Prause (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4856-529X
Date:May 2016
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings - International Conference on Software and System Process, ICSSP 2016
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 11-15
Publisher:ACM
Status:Published
Keywords:software management, software lifecycle processes, ECSS, DO-178C/ED-12C, reliability, availability, maintainability
Event Title:International Conference on Software and System Process
Event Location:Austin, TX, USA
Event Type:international Conference
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - no assignment
Location: Bonn-Oberkassel
Institutes and Institutions:Space Administration
Deposited By: Prause, Dr. Christian
Deposited On:21 Nov 2019 11:41
Last Modified:21 Feb 2020 12:25

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