Title: Process modelling, delegation and control in global software development

Authors: Pierre F. Tiako

Addresses: Center for IT Research, Langston University, Oklahoma 73050, USA; Center for IT R&D, Tiako University, Oklahoma 73106, USA

Abstract: Owing to globalisation, it became necessary for software companies to take advantage of computing skills distributed worldwide. One of the resulting problems is the difficulty to model tasks to be assigned remotely. We know how to explicitly define tasks and working methods using process technologies; thus, processes and their artefacts become important factors to be considered. This paper proposes a new approach of process modelling for its remote performance. The main advantage of this approach is to maintain collaboration among autonomous Process-centred Software Engineering Environments (PSEEs) during process performance. An implementation and discussion are proposed to validate the work.

Keywords: process modelling; delegation; global software development; process performance; software engineering; remote performance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2011.039137

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2011 Vol.40 No.3, pp.160 - 169

Published online: 18 Mar 2011 *

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