JSEA  Vol.3 No.7 , July 2010
The Need to Evaluate Strategy and Tactics before the Software Development Process Begins
ABSTRACT
Experience has shown that poor strategy or bad tactics adopted when planning a software project influence the final quality of that product, even when the whole development process is undertaken with a quality approach. This paper addresses the quality attributes of the strategy and tactics of the software project plan that should be in place in order to deliver a good software product. It presents an initial work in which a set of required quality attributes is identified to evaluate the quality of the strategy and tactics of the software project plan, based on the Business Motivation Model (BMM) and the quality attributes available in the ISO 9126 standard on software product quality.

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nullS. Kherraf, L. Cheikhi, A. Abran, W. Suryn and E. Lefebvre, "The Need to Evaluate Strategy and Tactics before the Software Development Process Begins," Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol. 3 No. 7, 2010, pp. 644-652. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2010.37074.
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