Title: CRITICAL EVALUATION ON SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS MODELS WITH RESPECT TO MOBILE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Year of Publication: Jun - 2012
Page Numbers: 255-264
Authors: Kesava Pillai Rajadorai, Sa’adah Hassan and Novia Admodisastro
Conference Name: The International Conference on Informatics and Applications (ICIA2012)
- Malaysia

Abstract:


Desktop computing is different from mobile computing, however, mostly mobile software developers or designers are using desktop development strategies for mobile software developments. To compete with the fast growing mobile technologies, we need faster and appropriate development strategies. As to initiate the development of a specific process model for mobile application development, first it is necessary to study the existing process models’ strengths and weaknesses. A comparative analysis was performed using methods like life-cycle coverage project management support, type of guidelines, fitness-for-purpose and empirical study as the analytical tools. The comparative analysis is performed using the method’s life-cycle coverage project management support, type of guidance, fitness-for-purpose and empirical evidence as the analytical tools. The results shows that MSD methods covers different phases of the software development life-cycle and most of existing do not offer adequate support for mobile project management. Yet, many methods still attempt to strive for universal solutions as contrasting to MSD and the empirical verification is still very imperfect. In this paper, we study on the current available process models and then identified the irrelevancies in the existing models pertaining to mobile software development. Finally, based on the findings, we suggested some important properties to be considered in the new mobile software development process model.