Moroz, Alexandr (2011) Environment-Based Design of Software: an Agile Software Design Method. Masters thesis, Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering.
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The Environment-Based Design of Software (EBD-S) is a design method, representing the application of the Environment-Based Design (EBD) to agile software development. It compliments contemporary agile software development methods – Scrum and Feature-Driven Development (FDD) – by providing a light-weight and flexible framework for the architecture and design documentation, formalized design concept generation and effective system evolution control. Under the EBD-S umbrella, software requirements are categorized as functional, leading to the design of the system, and quality requirements, reflected in software architecture. EBD-S uses the component-bus-system-property approach for conflict identification and capturing the proto-architecture of the system in a graph structure. The design concept generation stage relies on a two-phase matrix-based problem decomposition approach, adjusted for non-binary dependency analysis, and using the heuristic partitioning analysis to find better design solutions. The change control mechanism of EBD-S permits effective monitoring and control of the software architecture evolution through the agile development cycle. The integration of EBD-S to the real-world Scrum development processes is demonstrated on the example of Telecom Expense Management software development. EBD-S application resulted in 25% project time saving due to more accurate estimations, higher code quality and lower error rate.
|Divisions:||Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering|
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Institution:||Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering|
|Degree Name:||M.A. Sc.|
|Program:||Quality Systems Engineering|
|Date:||01 April 2011|
|Thesis Supervisor(s):||Zeng, Yong and Li, Simon|
|Keywords:||Environment-Based Design, Agile, Software design method, Design matrix|
|Deposited By:||ALEXANDR MOROZ|
|Deposited On:||09 Jun 2011 10:37|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2011 10:37|
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