Workflow Based Software Development Environment

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$69,957.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNJ04JC38C
Award Id:
69129
Agency Tracking Number:
035879
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1331 Gemini Ave. Suite 300, Houston, TX, 77058
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
082847653
Principal Investigator:
VictorTang
Principal Investigator
(281) 461-9300
vtang@tietronix.com
Business Contact:
VictorTang
Business Official
(281) 461-9300
vtang@tietronix.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
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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