Introducing Software Architecture Development Methods into a TSP-Based Development Company
This presentation was created for the SATURN conference series and does not necessarily reflect the positions and views of the Software Engineering Institute.
This presentation describes an ongoing project whose aim is to introduce software architecture development methods inside Quarksoft, a leading Mexican software development company certified at CMMI level 3. Software development inside Quarksoft is based on the Team Software Process (TSP). The architecture development methods being introduced are adaptations from the SEI’s architectural methods, but they also draw ideas from other sources. At the time of writing, the improvement project is at a stage where companywide deployment is being prepared.
The talk will provide an overview of the improvement project and discuss the challenges and lessons learned. It will focus particularly on the way the architecture development methods are adapted and introduced into the company’s TSP. Other relevant aspects associated with the improvement project will also be discussed, among them, the impacts of the improvement project in areas such as training, and the relationships with some CMMI process areas.