Title: USING THE BPM METHOD AND SYSTEM DYNAMICS FOR SIMULATION OF SOFTWARE PROCESSES

Issue Number: Vol. 1, No. 2
Year of Publication: 2011
Page Numbers: 346-365
Authors: stepan Kuchar, David Jezek, Jan Kozusznik, Svatopluk stolfa
Journal Name: International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (IJDIWC)
- Hong Kong

Abstract:


Modeling and simulation of a software process is one way a company can decide which software process and/or its adjustment is the best solution for its current project. Since there are many different approaches to modeling and simulation and all of them have pros and cons, the very first task is the selection of the appropriate and useful model and simulation approach for the current domain and selected conditions. In this paper we focus on applying a discrete event based modeling and simulation approach and system dynamics modeling and simulation approach to the real case study of the software process. The issue is the comparison of the approaches that should answer the questions: what type of information can we get from the simulation results and how can we use it for decisions about the software process.