Workflow Based Software Development Environment

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNJ05JB34C
Agency Tracking Number: 035879
Amount: $599,720.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2003
Solicitation Topic Code: F6.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1331 Gemini Avenue, Suite 300, Houston, TX, 77058-2746
DUNS: 082847653
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Michel Izygon
 Principal Investigator
 (281) 461-9300
Business Contact
 Michel Izygon
Title: Business Official
Phone: (281) 461-9300
Research Institution
The goal of this proposed research is to investigate and develop a workflow based tool, the Software Developers Assistant, to facilitate the collaboration between different participants of multiple activities within a Software Development Process. Distributed development teams are becoming the norm for today?s software projects. These distributed teams are faced with the challenge of keeping software projects on track and keeping all involved developers using a consistent and efficient process. Workflow tools have been used for several years to support activities of distributed organizations such as the International Space Station Program. Workflow tools are efficient at automating very constrained and tightly controlled processes such as Change Requests processes. A Software Development Process, though, requires a more informal type of process automation allowing the project manager more control rather than enforcing tight rules through the workflow engine. Issues to be addressed during this project include researching the effects of multiple factors involved in the successful insertion of this technology within NASA organizations. Engine characteristics required to give flexibility to the software development team will be researched. Multiple processes will be captured within the workflow tool to evaluate different needs of process participants, such as Project Management, Requirements, Design, Implementation, and Testing.

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