Title: IIM-CBSE: an integrated maturity model for CBSE

Authors: Ratneshwer; Anil Kumar Tripathi

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, MMV, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 221005, India ' Department of Computer Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 221005, India

Abstract: This study presents a newer approach for maturity analysis of component-based software processes. Conventional maturity models aim at learning from experiences of different activities so as to attain maturity. In case of component-based software, we have additional requirements of tracking maturity of software components and the composition process apart from the traditional requirements. Unfortunately, the conventional maturity models do not consider software components (and its interdependence with component-based software) in their considerations of levels and key process areas. It is therefore necessary to consider a maturity model that is based on peculiarities and importance of component-based software and hence a new model under the name integrated maturity model - component-based software engineering (IMM-CBSE) for this purpose is being proposed herein. The proposed model may use as a standard for assessment of component-based software and software components. This work starts a discussion and calls for more extensive research-oriented studies by professionals and academicians for perfection of the model.

Keywords: capability maturity model; CMM integration; CMMI; software components; component-based software engineering; CBSE.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2013.053423

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2013 Vol.46 No.4, pp.323 - 336

Published online: 29 May 2013 *

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