The importance of lifecycle modeling to the development and testing of complex products

J.H. Moll, van, J.C. Jacobs, J.J.M. Trienekens

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Lifecycle modeling can be described as the process of creating a project-specific development lifecycle. Despite the existence of supporting (international) standards, establishment of the practice of adequate lifecycle modeling gets very little attention. However, lifecycle modeling is a critical issue especially in environments where products are developed in concurrent and related projects. Typically, the testing process is one of the first to experience project problems caused by a weak lifecycle definition. This paper treats principles of lifecycle modeling and addresses its importance to defect detection. A post-mortem analysis on a complex development project is presented, suggesting that a significant amount of defects could have been prevented when an adequately modeled lifecycle would have been used.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoftware Engineering and Applications. Proceedings of the Seventh IASTED International Conference, Marina del Rey, USA, 3-5 November 2003
EditorsM. Hamza
Place of PublicationAnaheim
PublisherACTA Press
ISBN (Print)0-88986-394-6
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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