Extending the Software Process Culture - An Approach Based on Groupware and Workflow

  • Renata Araujo
  • Marcos Borges
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2188)


This work proposes the use of groupware technology as an element for extending software process culture within development teams. The proposal relies on the application of workflow systems for software process support and on awareness mechanisms for software process visualization and understanding. We argue that this awareness information may help participants to both understand the processes they execute, and to better accept the idea of defining, standardizing and continuously improve their work tasks. We built an environment - PIEnvironment - using a commercial workflow system and evaluated its use for the enactment of some software process activities.


Tacit Knowledge Software Process Process Participant Process Execution Process Definition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Renata Araujo
    • 1
  • Marcos Borges
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de Ciências da ComputaçãoUFRJRJBrasil
  2. 2.Instituto de Matemática/Núcleo de Computação EletrônicaUFRJRJBrasil

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