Fine-grain process modelling

B. Nuseibeh, A. Finkelstein, J. Kramer
Proceedings of 1993 IEEE 7th International Workshop on Software Specification and Design  
In this paper, we propose the use of fine-grain process modelling as an aid to software development. We suggest the use of two levels of granularity, one at the level of the individual developer and another at the level of the representation scheme used by that developer. The advantages of modelling the software development process at these two levels, we argue, include respectively: (1) the production of models that better reflect actual development processes because they are oriented towards
more » ... e oriented towards the actors who enact them, and (2) models that are vehicles for providing guidance because they may be expressed in terms of the actual representation schemes employed by those actors. We suggest that our previously published approach of using multiple "ViewPoints" to model software development participants, the perspectives that they hold, the representation schemes that they deploy and the process models that they maintain, is one way of supporting the fine-grain modelling we advocate. We point to some simple, tool-based experiments we have performed that support our proposition.
doi:10.1109/iwssd.1993.315516 fatcat:x6nk4dripbefxit7m5yv5l5lxe