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JSW 2016 Vol.11(2): 201-211 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.17706/jsw.11.2.201-211

Investigating Vincenti Engineering Principles in Support to the Auditing of Measurement Processes in Agile Organizations

Malik Qasaimeh1*, Alain Abran2, Ammar Abdallah2, Raad S. Al-Qassas1
1King Hussein Faculty of Computing Sciences, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Al-Jubaiha, Amman 11941, P.O. Box 1438, Jordan.
2École de Technologie Supérieure, University of Québec, 1100 Notre–Dame Ouest, Montréal, Québec H3C 1K3, Canada.


Abstract—Software organizations that develop their software products using agile software processes, such as Extreme Programming (XP), face a number of challenges in their effort to demonstrate that their process activities conform to ISO 9001 requirements, including product measurement requirements. This paper proposes an auditing model for ISO 9001 measurements requirements that is applicable in agile XP environments. The design of this auditing model is based on some of the Vincenti’s principles on engineering design. The proposed auditing model includes the use of several auditing “yardsticks” derived from ISO 15939, the SWEBOK Guide and the CMMI-DEV guidelines for requirements measurement. This auditing model has been assessed based on case studies selected from the literature.

Index Terms—ISO 9001, agile software development, vincenti engineering principles, certification process, auditing.

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Cite: Malik Qasaimeh, Alain Abran, Ammar Abdallah, Raad S. Al-Qassas, "Investigating Vincenti Engineering Principles in Support to the Auditing of Measurement Processes in Agile Organizations," Journal of Software vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 201-211, 2016.

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