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A survey on the current practices of software development process in Malaysia


Baharom, Fauziah and Deraman, Aziz and Hamdan, Abdul Razak (2005) A survey on the current practices of software development process in Malaysia. Journal of Information and Communication Technology, 4. pp. 57-76. ISSN 2180-3862

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Abstract

Software quality is becoming increasingly important as our society becomes more dependent on computers. The required levels of quality are not likely to be achieved without giving proper attention to the software development process. Many studies regarding the practices of software development process have been carried out. The focus of these studies is mainly to examine the effectiveness of the practices. Most of studies were conducted in the United States, European countries, India, Japan and are very limited in Asian countries especially in Malaysia. In the view of that, we have carried out a study on the current practices of software development process in Malaysia. In this paper, we have analyzed and discussed the results found from the study. The structured questionnaire approach was used for data collection. The data was analyzed by using basic statistical techniques such as frequency and cross-tabulation. The results of this study have laid out some important points regarding the practices of the software development process in Malaysia. In addition, most of the practitioners were pursuing practices that have been traditionally used by the organizations.Lack of awareness in using good software development practices could be a key factor that contributes to the occurrence of quality in the organizations.Consequently, the results of this study have given us a good problems incentive to prolong our research in the area of software process certification.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Software development practice, software quality, CASE tools and software testing
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2011 09:16
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2011 09:16
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/2134

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