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Conceptualizing open agile software development life cycle (OASDLC) model

Subhas C. Misra (Department of Industrial and Management Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, India)
Virender Singh (Department of Industrial and Management Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, India)

International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management

ISSN: 0265-671X

Article publication date: 2 March 2015

Abstract

Purpose

Software development life cycle (SDLC) has always been the core methodology for any software engineer that depicts the entire development process which an organization is bound to utilize to achieve successful software. The purpose of this paper is to bring forth a conceptual model after analysing the best practices in SDLC, and extracting the best out of agile methodologies and the open source software, thereby bringing forward an optimised structure.

Design/methodology/approach

The OASDLC is hypothesized specifically for “Brihaspati” project and is formulated keeping in mind the gaps and limitations posed by existing SDLC models. OASDLC is further put to test for achieving lower costs and efforts involved. The tests are further substantiated by means of hypothesis validation through execution of a survey based research.

Findings

It has been observed that the present conceptual model further optimizes the efforts involved while adopting such a practice.

Originality/value

This paper proposes a novel SDLC model so as to achieve a best practice for a software project. On analysing the issues involved such as tight budget and timelines, it led the authors to formulate a newer concept “Open Agile Software Development Life Cycle model” (OASDLC).

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Acknowledgements

This work was partially sponsored by IITK Faculty Research Grant (Grant No: 20110195). The authors wish to express their deep sense of gratitude to all the esteemed reviewers for their comments and suggestions based upon which the manuscript has been modified to its present form.

Citation

Misra, S.C. and Singh, V. (2015), "Conceptualizing open agile software development life cycle (OASDLC) model", International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Vol. 32 No. 3, pp. 214-235. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJQRM-08-2013-0127

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