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Models and Tools for Managing Development Processes [electronic resource] /

By: Westfechtel, Bernhard [author.].
Contributor(s): SpringerLink (Online service).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Lecture Notes in Computer Science: 1646Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1999.Description: XV, 425 p. online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540467083.Subject(s): Computer science | Chemoinformatics | Software engineering | User interfaces (Computer systems) | Management information systems | Complexity, Computational | Computer Science | Software Engineering/Programming and Operating Systems | Software Engineering | User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction | Management of Computing and Information Systems | Computer Applications in Chemistry | ComplexityOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Management of Development Processes: State of the Art -- Process Management -- Product Management -- Activity Management -- Resource Management -- Tool Integration -- A Management System for Mechanical Engineering -- The SUKITS Project -- Management Model: Informal Description -- Management Model: Formal Specification -- Management System -- Applications, Experiences, and Evaluation -- Toward an Adaptable Environment for Modeling and Managing Development Processes -- Overview -- Dynamic Task Nets -- Unified Multi-Project Resource Management -- Object-Oriented Process Modeling -- Current Status and Future Work.
In: Springer eBooksSummary: The development of products in disciplines such as mechanical, electrical, or software engineering is a challenging task. Costs have to be reduced, the ti- to-market has to be shortened, and quality has to be improved. Skilled engineers andsophisticatedtoolsforsupportingtechnicalworkarenecessaryprerequisites, yettheyarenotsu?cientformeetingtheseambitiousgoals.Inaddition,thework of developers must be coordinated so that they cooperate smoothly. To this end, the steps of the development process have to be planned, an engineer executing a task must be provided with documents and tools, the results of development activities have to be fed back to management which in turn has to adjust the plan accordingly, the documents produced in di?erent working areas have to kept consistent with each other, etc. This book reports on models and tools for managing development processes. It provides both a survey of the current state of the art and presents our own contributions. The material covered in this book is based on research in di?- ent engineering disciplines (mechanical, software, and chemical engineering). It presents a uni?ed view on the management of development processes in these disciplines.
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Management of Development Processes: State of the Art -- Process Management -- Product Management -- Activity Management -- Resource Management -- Tool Integration -- A Management System for Mechanical Engineering -- The SUKITS Project -- Management Model: Informal Description -- Management Model: Formal Specification -- Management System -- Applications, Experiences, and Evaluation -- Toward an Adaptable Environment for Modeling and Managing Development Processes -- Overview -- Dynamic Task Nets -- Unified Multi-Project Resource Management -- Object-Oriented Process Modeling -- Current Status and Future Work.

The development of products in disciplines such as mechanical, electrical, or software engineering is a challenging task. Costs have to be reduced, the ti- to-market has to be shortened, and quality has to be improved. Skilled engineers andsophisticatedtoolsforsupportingtechnicalworkarenecessaryprerequisites, yettheyarenotsu?cientformeetingtheseambitiousgoals.Inaddition,thework of developers must be coordinated so that they cooperate smoothly. To this end, the steps of the development process have to be planned, an engineer executing a task must be provided with documents and tools, the results of development activities have to be fed back to management which in turn has to adjust the plan accordingly, the documents produced in di?erent working areas have to kept consistent with each other, etc. This book reports on models and tools for managing development processes. It provides both a survey of the current state of the art and presents our own contributions. The material covered in this book is based on research in di?- ent engineering disciplines (mechanical, software, and chemical engineering). It presents a uni?ed view on the management of development processes in these disciplines.

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