Towards Configurable ISO/IEC 29110-Compliant Software Development Processes for Very Small Entities

  • Quentin Boucher
  • Gilles Perrouin
  • Jean-Christophe Deprez
  • Patrick Heymans
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 301)


Using ISO/IEC 29110, very small entities (VSEs) can perform a step-wise increment of their software process by switching between the different ISO/ IEC profiles. However, ISO/IEC 29110 provides no guidance on how to switch between profiles incrementally, other than resorting to costly software development process experts unaffordable for VSEs. To address this shortcoming, this paper shows how to model the variability of currently available ISO/IEC 29110 profiles in an integrated and configurable workflow with illustration on the Requirements Engineering (RE) activity. This workflow is linked to a questionnaire used to support automated process configuration. Thereby, the user can easily derive the ISO/IEC-compliant processes to switch between profiles incrementally. The feasibility of this approach is shown using open-source workflow management tools Synergia and YAWL.


Workflow Management Configuration ISO/IEC 29110 Requirements Processes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Quentin Boucher
    • 1
  • Gilles Perrouin
    • 1
  • Jean-Christophe Deprez
    • 2
  • Patrick Heymans
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.PReCISE Research CentreUniversity of NamurBelgium
  2. 2.Centre of Excellence in Information and Communication TechnologiesBelgium
  3. 3.INRIA Lille-Nord Europe, Université Lille 1 – LIFL – CNRSFrance

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