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Monitoring oriented agile based web applications development methodology for small software firms in Jordan

Altarawneh, Moath Husni Ahmad (2016) Monitoring oriented agile based web applications development methodology for small software firms in Jordan. PhD. thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

Small software firms (SSF) is vital to the software industry in many countries as they provide substantial growth to their economy. In Jordan, most software companies that are involved with developing Web applications are small firms. However, the extent of applying best Web applications development and management practices in these firms is limited. Besides, the existing software development methods are still lack of monitoring the quality of process and product. As a result, the Web application being developed exceeds deadlines and budget, and not meeting user requirements. Therefore, this research aims to construct a new methodology referred as Monitoring Oriented Agile Based Web Applications Development (MOGWD) Methodology for SSF. This study introduced an Extended Agile Method by extending the Scrum method with Extreme Programming (XP) elements. The Extended Agile Method was improved by combining common steps of Web design method and incorporating the Goal Oriented Monitoring Method (GOMM). The GOMM has defined twenty goals. Each goal has one or more questions. The questions are answered through the defined metrics. There are 101 qualitative metrics for monitoring the process quality, and 37 quantitative metrics for monitoring the process and product quality. Moreover, the proposed MOGWD methodology defines four phases: Plan, Do, Check and Act. The MOGWD methodology was evaluated using expert review and case study. The evaluation results show that the MOGWD methodology has gained SSF practitioners’ satisfaction and found to be practical for the real environment. This study contributes to the field of Agile based development and Web applications measurement. It also provides SSF practitioners a development methodology that monitors the quality of the process and product for Web development.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD.)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Small software firms, Plan-Do-Check-Act method, Agile method, Goal oriented monitoring, Web development.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T58.6-58.62 Management information systems
Divisions: Awang Had Salleh Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Depositing User: Mr. Badrulsaman Hamid
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2016 17:12
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2016 17:12
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/5793

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