Discovering changes of the change control board process during a software development project using process mining

J. Samalikova, J.J.M. Trienekens, R.J. Kusters, A.J.M.M. Weijters

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During a software process improvement program, the current state of software development processes is being assessed and improvement actions are being determined. However, these improvement actions are based on process models obtained during interviews and document studies, e.g. quality manuals. Such improvements are scarcely based on the practical way of working in an organization; they do not take into account shortcuts made due to e.g. time pressure. Becoming conscious about the presence of such deviations and understanding their causes and impacts, consequences for particular software process improvement activities in a particular organization could be proposed. This paper reports on the application of process mining techniques to discover shortcomings in the Change Control Board process in an organization during the different lifecycle phases and to determine improvement activities. © 2009 Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoftware Process Improvement: proceedings of the 16th European Conference, (EuroSPI 2009), September 2-4, 2009, Alcala (Madrid), Spain
EditorsR.V. O'Connor, N. Baddoo, J. Cuadrado Callego, R. Rejas Muslera, K. Smolander, r. Messnarz
Place of PublicationGermany
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-04133-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-04132-7
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event16th European Conference - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 2 Sept 20094 Sept 2009

Publication series

SeriesCommunications in Computer and Information Science


Conference16th European Conference
Abbreviated titleEuroSPI 2009


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