A Web Application to Manage and Improve Software Development Projects by SEMAT Essence, accepted at QuASoQ 2017 (collocated with APSEC)


Yuichiro Senzaki, Siyuan Liu, Hironori Washizaki, Yoshiaki Fukazawa, Hiroshi Kobayashi and Masaharu Adachi, “A Web Application to Manage and Improve Software Development Projects by SEMAT Essence,” 5th International Workshop on Quantitative Approaches to Software Quality (QuASoQ 2017), in conjunction with the 24th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC 2017), Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, 4th December 2017

As part of the rapid advances in software engineering, each year a vast amount of new knowledge and ideas are proposed. However, a gap often arises between new ideas and
current methods due to a lack of fundamental theory. To bridge this gap, SEMAT (Software Engineering Methods and Theory) Essence has been proposed as the common ground in software engineering. Using SEMAT Essence, developers can track the progress and health of a project more efficiently from various viewpoints. However, SEMAT Essence has some limitations. In practice, only a few tools implement SEMAT Essence. Most of these tools are problematic and do not sufficiently satisfy the requirements for practical developments. Therefore, we develop a tool called OCMS (Online Checklist Management System), which improves existing tools. An experiment where students manage an ET robot contest project using OCMS confirms its effectiveness and demonstrates that OCMS can help developers improve efficiency.