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Software Process Modelling using Attribute Grammar


Rodziah Atan, Abdul Azim Abd. Ghani, Mohd Hasan Selamat, Ramlan Mahmod


Vol. 7  No. 8  pp. 273-281


The creations of models are essential for many knowledge disciplines to explain expected results. Modelling concept is well accepted in software engineering discipline. However, there is still a lacking integration of software process modelling and software process measurement by software engineers. This paper aims to portray the idea and result of integrating measurement in software process modelling. The objective of the integration is to show that measurement in modelling software processes is important whereby to reduce reworks in large software development. This research focused on IDEF3 Standard notation as its approach to design software process models, IDEF3-SPMA language constructs as its medium for automatic metric calculation and measurement metric defined specifically to fit the research scope. Attribute grammar approach is used to specify the measurement metrics defined. A tool is also developed to realize the whole idea of integration and metric definition, and it is called Software Process Measurement Application.


Software process modelling, attribute grammar, software metrics