The waterfall model in large-scale development
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Computing2009 (English)Conference paper (Refereed) Published
Waterfall development is still a widely used way of working in software development companies. Many problems have been reported related to the model. Commonly accepted problems are for example to cope with change and that defects all too often are detected too late in the software development process. However, many of the problems mentioned in literature are based on beliefs and experiences, and not on empirical evidence. To address this research gap, we compare the problems in literature with the results of a case study at Ericsson AB in Sweden, investigating issues in the waterfall model. The case study aims at validating or contradicting the beliefs of what the problems are in waterfall development through empirical research.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oulu: Springer , 2009.
waterfall, case study, software process
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:bth-8073ISI: 000267795400029Local ID: oai:bth.se:forskinfoFC0D54AEEA5CB8D7C12575C8005FC9D6ISBN: 978-3-642-02151-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-8073DiVA: diva2:835760
10th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement