ESPAC model

Extended software process assessment and certification model for agile and secure software processes

Shafinah Farvin Packeer Mohamed, Fauziah Baharom, Aziz Deraman

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In today's business environment, agile and secure software processes are essential since they bring high quality and secured software to market faster and more cost-effectively. Unfortunately, some software practitioners are not following the proper practices of both processes when developing software. There exist various studies which assess the quality of software process; nevertheless, their focus is on the conventional software process. Furthermore, they do not consider weight values in the assessment although each evaluation criterion might have different importance on the project. Consequently, software certification is needed to give conformance on the quality of agile and secure software processes. Therefore, the objective of this paper is to propose ESPAC (Extended Software Process Assessment and Certification) Model which addresses both software processes and considers the weight values during the assessment. The model has been constructed by using deductive approach, whereby the theoretical and exploratory studies were conducted in order to determine the components of the proposed model. The ESPAC Model consists of six components, which are the target, evaluation criteria, reference standard, data gathering technique, assessment phases and synthesis technique. The proposed model has been validated by seven software practitioners from the practical perspectives through focus group discussion. The validation result shows that the ESPAC Model gained their satisfaction and able to be practically executed in the real environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1364-1373
Number of pages10
JournalARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume10
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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  • Agile and secure software processes
  • Analytic hierarchical process
  • Software process assessment and certification

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ESPAC model : Extended software process assessment and certification model for agile and secure software processes. / Mohamed, Shafinah Farvin Packeer; Baharom, Fauziah; Deraman, Aziz.

In: ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Vol. 10, No. 3, 2015, p. 1364-1373.

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Mohamed, Shafinah Farvin Packeer ; Baharom, Fauziah ; Deraman, Aziz. / ESPAC model : Extended software process assessment and certification model for agile and secure software processes. In: ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences. 2015 ; Vol. 10, No. 3. pp. 1364-1373.
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