Title: A software development process for open source and open competition projects

Authors: Izzat Alsmadi; Saqib Saeed

Addresses: Department of Computer Information Systems, Faculty of Information Technologies and Computer Sciences, Yarmouk University, Al Defa Al-Madani Street, Irbid, Jordan. ' Department of Graduate Studies and Applied Sciences, Bahria University, Shangrila Road, Sector E-8 Islamabad, Pakistan

Abstract: Open source and offshore software development projects have changed the typical business model of companies. Such projects are often developed through loosely coupled teams/individuals having weak official belongings and communicating through modern communication tools instead of physical meetings. In contrast to a typical business model, project economics are not so important in project completion. In this paper we highlight the distinguished elements of such software development approaches to present guidelines for innovative software process model supporting such development paradigm.

Keywords: software process; software development lifecycle; software process modelling; agile methodologies; software design; open source software; open competition projects; offshore software development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2013.050662

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2013 Vol.12 No.1, pp.110 - 122

Published online: 10 May 2013 *

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