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Development of a Social Network Website Using the New ISO/IEC 29110 Standard Developed Specifically for Very Small Entities

Summary: [This abstract is based on the authors' abstract.] This article presents a software development project carried out by a two-person startup enterprise. The objective of the project was to develop a social networking website for travelers. The new ISO/IEC 29110 standard developed specifically for very small entities and startups was used to develop the software for a Web application to allow users to collaborate with all members of a network of friends, planning their trips and sharing the details in a simple and easily accessible way. Managing this project and developing the software for it took about 1,000 hours. Using proven software engineering practices set out in the ISO/IEC 29110 standard enabled the two-person team to plan and execute the project — expending only 13 percent of the total project effort on rework (i.e., wasted effort). About 9 percent of the total project effort was expended on prevention tasks and 6 percent on evaluation tasks, such as desk check peer reviewing and testing. The last section of this article presents lessons learned and a list of recommendations for future users of the ISO/IEC 29110 standard and guides.

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  • Topics: Cost of Quality, Software Quality
  • Keywords: Cost of quality, ISO/IEC 29110, Case study, Software, Software quality, Product development, Process quality, Rework, Networking, Collaboration, Best practices, Small business
  • Author: Laporte, Claude Y.; Hébert, Charles; Mineau, Christian;
  • Journal: Software Quality Professional Magazine