—Since software processes are permanently
dynamic evolving during software process enactment, the
problems on software process deviation are increasingly
received more attention. In process-centered Software
Engineering Environments (PSEE), the enacted software
process model is always inconsistence with the observed process
obtained by PSEE. In order to address this problem, this paper
presents a framework which structures the field of process
deviation analysis and identities, a Process Behavior Space
Expression based on process algebra and judgment rules to
decide whether handle the deviation or not. This approach can
effectively find and handle the prevalent deviation problems in
the software process implementation, through dealing with the
deviation so as to improve the software process, and ultimately
promote the quality of software products.
—Software process deviation, process algebra,
process behavior space expression, deviation judgment rules,
Rui Zhu and Tong Li are with Yunnan University, Kunming, Yunnan,
China (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Rui Zhu, Fei Dai, Qi Mo, Yong Yu, Leilei Lin, and Tong Li, "An Approach to Handling Software Process Deviations," Lecture Notes on Software Engineering vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 238-244, 2015.