Project activities and experiences in an Albanian software company Luan Jubica Zagreb 2004.
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Project activities and experiences in an Albanian software company Luan Jubica Zagreb 2004
Objectives Overview of the first experiences Problems New experiences
First experiences It all began with 3-4 programmers wishing to build and accounting software Continues with 2-3 “analysts” in our case accountants The accountants where the “analysts” and the “testers” of the software The programmers where the “designers” and “implementers”
Programmers Accountants First experiences (cont...) Design Implementation Analysis and Definition Test
First experiences (cont...) Changes or modifications made by two persons One programmer ( to do the implementation ) One accountant ( to describe and test it ) The programmer usually kept track of the changes and was responsible for versions of a certain software
First experiences (sum up) No real software process Building only desktop applications No project management or version control No CASE tools used so far
What’s happening inside?! Key members (developers) leaving the company. The documentation of the products being very poor (limited to the code comments, or small documents). Very difficult the tracking of versions.
Evolution in technology More advanced hardware features New developing platforms Database design facilities
Market changes Increasing computer usage and knowledge Wider and more advanced technical equipment Number of companies and their size growing The company began to grow in terms of : number of clients requests for new software The market required the software architecture to change in client/server.
Problems (sum up) More requirements Quality New features More advanced security solutions Leaking in management No strategy No versioning control Members leaving Immediate need for changes !
New experiences Technology Management The software process (some kind at least!!)
Technology Moved from Visual Basic 4 to Visual Basic 6.0 Started using some CASE tools Sybase Power Designer for database design Microsoft Visio Microsoft Visual Source Safe for version control Code generation tools
Management The staff became organized in groups or teams (usually 3-4 team members) Every team developed a new software or specific modules of existing ones Started using CVS systems Documenting changes using more sophisticated software (Microsoft Project)
The software process Started using a software process like RUP Started using UML, building use cases Rational Rose used as main CASE – tool in Analysis and Design phase
Summary Software process applied New CASE tools New project management New code generation tools