AuthorsK. Khosrovian, D. Pfahl and V. Garousi
TitleApplication Scenarios for a Customizable System Dynamics Simulation Model of Generic Software Development Processes
AfilliationSoftware Engineering
Project(s)No Simula project
Publication TypeTechnical reports
Year of Publication2008
NumberUniversity of Calgary SERG-2007-09 and Simula TR 2008-03
PublisherUniversity of Calgary and Simula Research Laboratory

GENSIM 2.0 is a customizable system dynamics simulation model of generic software development processes which takes as input specifics of software development projects (e.g. size of the code document, headcount of the developer team and their skills) and generates as output a broad range of distinct variables (e.g. software product quality, total project effort) of interest to different users of the model. This technical report is dedicated to illustrate example scenarios of the application of GENSIM 2.0 to address software development process issues. Firstly, it is shown how GENSIM 2.0 could be used to find the most suitable combination of verification and validation techniques in order to achieve defined time, quality and cost goals in a given context. Secondly, it is used to figure out the most promising investments in a development project's workforce. These scenarios represent only a small subset of the numerous situations that GENSIM 2.0 can be applied to.

Citation KeySimula.SE.253