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Integrated Framework for Enhancing Software Development Methodologies With Comparative Analysis

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Vinod Vijayakumaran

Department of Computer Application,
Karunya University,
Coimbatore 641114, India
e-mail: vinod.vijayakumaran@gmail.com

G. Radhamani

Department of Computer Science,
Dr. G.R. Damodaran College of Science,
Coimbatore 641014, India
e-mail: radhamanig@hotmail.com

P. Ranjit Jeba Thangaiah

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Application,
Karunya University,
Coimbatore 641114, India
e-mail: prjt@live.com

Contributed by the Computers and Information Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING. Manuscript received March 14, 2014; final manuscript received June 18, 2014; published online July 10, 2014. Editor: Bahram Ravani.

J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng 14(3), 031010 (Jul 10, 2014) (5 pages) Paper No: JCISE-14-1081; doi: 10.1115/1.4027889 History: Received March 14, 2014; Revised June 18, 2014

The delivery process of any IT organization depends on the effective software development methodologies. Along with conventional software development methodologies, corporates are also found to adopt various quality standards in order to enhance their development methodologies. Although there were substantial researches work carried out in past, majority of the study discusses about the theoretical implementation of quality standards. Due to various intermittent impediments, e.g., requirement volatility, skill gap, schedule slippage, etc., the standard quality models are very often violated in real time environment leading to degradation in development methodologies. Hence, this manuscript discusses an integrated framework using Scrum, Lean Six Sigma, and Agile which has been formulated on the basis on existing flaws in software development methodologies and propose some of the potential features to enhance it.

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Architecture of the proposed mathematical model

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COPQ as percentage of sales versus sigma level

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Cumulative outcome of the study

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Benchmarked outcome of the proposed system



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