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Factors Affecting the Choice of Software Life Cycle Models in the Software Industry-An Empirical Study

Rupa Mahanti1, M. S. Neogi2 and Vandana Bhattacherjee2
  • 1 , USA
  • 2 , India
Journal of Computer Science
Volume 8 No. 8, 2012, 1253-1262

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/jcssp.2012.1253.1262

Submitted On: 24 May 2011 Published On: 13 July 2012

How to Cite: Mahanti, R., Neogi, M. S. & Bhattacherjee, V. (2012). Factors Affecting the Choice of Software Life Cycle Models in the Software Industry-An Empirical Study. Journal of Computer Science, 8(8), 1253-1262. https://doi.org/10.3844/jcssp.2012.1253.1262

Abstract

Problem statement: The aim of this study was to present the results of the survey conducted with software professionals in a few Indian software companies. Approach: The study initially presents an overview of the common software life cycle models used in the software development. Results and Conclusion: The survey results revealed that the level of understanding of the user requirements is the most important fact in the choice of the life cycle model used in the software project. Project Complexity is the second most important factor. Man-machine Interaction is the least important factor in the choice of the life cycle model used in the software project. This study will be valuable for developers, analysts and project leaders in software organizations. This study was carried out with some boundaries like the number of companies, available resources, time constraints and so on.

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Keywords

  • Incremental model
  • cycle process
  • important factor
  • agile methodologies
  • software project
  • employee strength
  • software development
  • software life cycle models