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Is ISO/IEC 15504 Applicable to Agile Methods? [chapter]

Giuseppe Lami, Fabio Falcini
2009 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
Nevertheless, the application of the ISO/IEC 15504 standard is still considered by many agile developers as incompatible with agile approaches.  ...  This paper aims at showing that this standard, if genuinely applied, can be effectively used also in agile contexts.  ...  Acknowledgements Thanks to John Favaro and Paolo Panaroni of Intecs Spa for the precious suggestions and support.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-01853-4_16 fatcat:dnbxno325vgxlifsj3twi6psn4

A Traceability Process Assessment Model for the Medical Device Domain [chapter]

Gilbert Regan, Miklos Biro, Fergal Mc Caffery, Kevin Mc Daid, Derek Flood
2014 Communications in Computer and Information Science  
Traceability of requirements through the software development lifecycle (including supporting processes such as risk management and change management) is a difficult and expensive task.  ...  Within the medical device domain, as in other safety critical domains, software must provide reliability, safety and security because failure to do so can lead to injury or death.  ...  This research is supported by the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Stokes Lectureship Programme, grant number 07/SK/I1299, the SFI Principal Investigator Programme, grant number 08/IN.1/I2030 (the funding  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-662-43896-1_18 fatcat:z52zncsehffvvbsrtrcswfdvfy

Combined application of agile practices and functional safety in automotive software development [chapter]

S. Kuhn
2021 ELIV 2021  
Despite some common misconceptions, agile practices can be used when developing safetyrelated automotive embedded software.  ...  The agile practices refactoring, pair programming and continuous integration are recommended for use in safety-related development Motivation The future value of automobiles will undoubtedly be created  ...  The application of agile development practices in automotive requires suitable development processes that are well-defined and monitored strictly.  ... 
doi:10.51202/9783181023846-197 fatcat:uols4ft7bretlk43mefqz2sxni

Boundary objects in Agile practices

Rebekka Wohlrab, Patrizio Pelliccione, Eric Knauss, Mats Larsson
2018 Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Software and System Process - ICSSP '18  
Using interviews, surveys, and focus groups, we analyzed categories of artifacts and practical challenges to create applicable guidelines to collaboratively manage artifacts in agile automotive contexts  ...  While practitioners aim to reduce unnecessary documentation, there is a lack of guidance for automotive companies with respect to what artifacts are needed and how to manage them.  ...  Agile System Development, and by the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3202710.3203155 dblp:conf/ispw/WohlrabPKL18 fatcat:qga26gf7l5fovnxy3l4iz6dvka

Boundary objects and their use in agile systems engineering

Rebekka Wohlrab, Patrizio Pelliccione, Eric Knauss, Mats Larsson
2019 Journal of Software: Evolution and Process  
The adoption of agile practices influences communication between stakeholders, but also makes companies rethink the management of artifacts and documentation like requirements, safety compliance documents  ...  Agile methods are increasingly introduced in automotive companies in the attempt to become more efficient and flexible in the system development.  ...  Agile System Development, and by the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.  ... 
doi:10.1002/smr.2166 fatcat:euamadzhtbg3fhh7zfpdmp5xlq

Safety-Critical Systems and Agile Development: A Mapping Study [article]

Rashidah Kasauli and Eric Knauss and Benjamin Kanagwa and Agneta Nilsson and Gul Calikli
2018 arXiv   pre-print
In the last decades, agile methods had a huge impact on how software is developed. In many cases, this has led to significant benefits, such as quality and speed of software deliveries to customers.  ...  In order to enable future research in this important area, we present in this paper a mapping of the current state of practice based on a mixed method approach.  ...  This work was supported by Software Center ( and the SIDA BRIGHT project.  ... 
arXiv:1807.07800v2 fatcat:ovq5mv7475b23bruss76a77sqa

From Complexity Measurement to Holistic Quality Evaluation for Automotive Software Development [article]

Jens Heidrich, Michael Kläs, Andreas Morgenstern, Pablo Oliveira Antonino, Adam Trendowicz, Jochen Quante, Thomas Grundler
2021 arXiv   pre-print
In recent years, the role and the importance of software in the automotive domain have changed dramatically.  ...  In practice, however, we still find a largely static approach for measuring software quality based on a predefined list of complexity metrics with static thresholds to fulfill.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank Robert Bosch GmbH for supporting the creation of this position paper.  ... 
arXiv:2110.14301v1 fatcat:sghfep47lbelbhjyedba7dfqgu

Assessing traceability-practical experiences and lessons learned

Gilbert Regan, Miklos Biro, Derek Flood, Fergal McCaffery
2015 Journal of Software: Evolution and Process  
However, numerous barriers such as a lack of awareness of traceability and a lack of guidance as to how to implement traceability hamper the its effective implementation.  ...  These models include ISO 15504 SPICE , Automotive SPICE [13], SPICE 4 SPACE [14] , and CMMI.  ...  Additionally, 15504 is used extensively in other safety critical industries such as the automotive industry (Automotive SPICE), space industry (SPICE 4 SPACE) and the medical device industry (Medi SPICE  ... 
doi:10.1002/smr.1728 fatcat:m3hjbizbgbfzjkrrnulefbfixy

A measurement based software quality framework [article]

Zádor Dániel Kelemen, Gábor Bényász, Zoltán Badinka
2014 arXiv   pre-print
Depending on the field, variants of SPICE may be important to organisations such as Automotive SPICE [25] , Medical SPICE [26] or Enterprise SPICE [27] among others.  ...  Abstracted examples in the appendix also support the better understanding the practical repeatability of the MSQF.  ... 
arXiv:1408.3253v1 fatcat:odhkuiqaxbeojb55h7ngba67ym

Towards Automated Traceability Assessment through Augmented Lifecycle Space [chapter]

Miklós Biró, József Klespitz, Johannes Gmeiner, Christa Illibauer, Levente Kovács
2016 Communications in Computer and Information Science  
The special requirements are reflected in software process related general and industry specific standards and the popular agile approaches as well.  ...  It is imminent, for practical and logical reasons, that there is a need for the automation of the assessment of the completeness and consistency of traceability as far as possible.  ...  The research reported in this paper has been supported by the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, and the Province of Upper  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-44817-6_8 fatcat:swoxwjj6rne3tmqqlbwpbvewsq

A Value-driven Approach for Software Process Improvement – A Solution Proposal [article]

Ramtin Jabbari and Nauman bin Ali and Kai Petersen
2021 arXiv   pre-print
., a goal is to achieve shorter time to market and not just compliance to a process standard). Therefore, SPI initiatives ought to be streamlined to meet the desired values for an organization.  ...  as a value-driven approach, it streamlines value-delivery and helps to avoid unnecessary process interventions, (b) as a knowledge-repository, it helps to codify lessons learned i.e. whether adopted practices  ...  Acknowledgment This work has been supported by ELLIIT, a Strategic Area within IT and Mobile Communications, funded by the Swedish Government.  ... 
arXiv:2105.04767v1 fatcat:h2adkbhggbelpmndq5w4ocybne

An Assessment of Avionics Software Development Practice: Justifications for an Agile Development Process [chapter]

Geir K. Hanssen, Gosse Wedzinga, Martijn Stuip
2017 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
To demonstrate compliance with airworthiness requirements, certification agencies accept the use of RTCA document DO-178 for the software development.  ...  The application of agile methods is expected to support frequent delivery of working software and ability to respond to changes, resulting in reduced risk of budget and schedule overruns.  ...  The research leading to these results has received funding An Assessment of Avionics Software Development Practice  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-57633-6_14 fatcat:wvcjz7w4nnekxh6olt53efbt3y

Supporting Embedded Medical Software Development With Mdevspice® And Agile Practices

Surafel Demissie, Frank Keenan, Fergal McCaffery
2017 Zenodo  
MDevSPICE® has been developed to provide guidance to support such development. To increase the flexibility of this framework agile practices have been introduced.  ...  This paper outlines the challenges for embedded medical device software development and the structure of MDevSPICE® and suggests a suitable combination of agile practices that will help to add flexibility  ...  The same proposition has been outlined by [15] showing how the two agile methodologies have complementary practices.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1129135 fatcat:ab7n3xem3nh3vcdhrllhcqk6oy

Mobile medical app development with a focus on traceability

Kitija Trektere, Gilbert Regan, Fergal Mc Caffery, Derek Flood, Marion Lepmets, Grainne Barry
2017 Journal of Software: Evolution and Process  
Furthermore, we describe how MDevSPICE ® together with an agile software development approach can be tailored to support a mobile medical applications development framework.  ...  Such applications have to be developed in compliance with medical device regulations.  ...  Acknowledgments This research is supported by the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centres Programme, through Lero -the Irish Software Research Centre (  ... 
doi:10.1002/smr.1861 fatcat:dqanno6vcvgknoqz77oy2sy72m

Improving Safety in Medical Devices from Concept to Retirement [chapter]

Martin McHugh, Fergal McCaffery, Silvana Togneri MacMahon, Anita Finnegan
2013 Handbook of Medical and Healthcare Technologies  
This model is being developed similarly to Automotive SPICE [31] , which is a domain specific SPI model for the automotive industry. What is Medi SPICE?  ...  Whilst medical device manufacturers are compliance centric, there is also a shift towards following industry best practices in order to further enhance development practices.  ...  However, regulatory bodies do not provide comprehensive guidance as to how this objective evidence must be produced.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-8495-0_21 fatcat:wmcyzec63bf67ekreddt6xh3mu
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