Research on Software Production Support Structure
Jiangping WAN
DOI: 10.4236/jsea.2009.23025   PDF    HTML     8,216 Downloads   13,695 Views   Citations


Firstly, it is found that process design is necessary for software process improvement after analyzing its complexity. Then, research methods and concepts framework are put forward, and the research content is also provided. The find-ings of research, including propositions of complexity of software process, the work program of complexity of software process improvement, software enterprise model and software production support structure are clarified. Finally, the demonstration, including mindbugs (cognitive barriers) in software process and the knowledge integration support structure of quality software production, is illustrated with case study. It is concluded that the research is useful for both software production and knowledge economy in the future.

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J. WAN, "Research on Software Production Support Structure," Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2009, pp. 173-194. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2009.23025.

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