Towards Ontology-based SQA Recommender for Agile Software Development

Bajnaid, Nada O., Benlamri, Rachid, Pakstas, Algirdas and Salekzamankhani, Shahram (2015) Towards Ontology-based SQA Recommender for Agile Software Development. Journal of Information Technology & Software Engineering, 5 (3). pp. 1-14. ISSN 2165-7866


Agility is heavily dependent on tacit knowledge, skilled and motivated employees, and frequent communications. Although, the Agile Manifesto claims fast and light software development process while maintaining high quality, it is however not very clear how current agile practices and methods attain quality under time pressure and unstable requirements. In this paper, we present an ontological approach for process-driven Quality Assurance support for agile software development. Challenges related to the role of Quality Assurance in agile projects are addressed by developing a process-driven recommender that provides tailored resources to user’s queries. The proposed ontological model embeds both conceptual and operational SQA knowledge about software processes and their requirements, including quality attributes, SQA measurements, SQA metrics and related SQA techniques and procedures.

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