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Towards an Object-Oriented Software Development Process

Champdeaux, Dennis de



Abstract: This paper discusses the OO software development process from a high-level perspective that ignores the actions actually done by participants/automated tools. It also abstracts away from the specific features prescribed by a particular task and by policies/conventions of a development organization. Instead, it looks at generic process scenarios. We will argue that the analysis and design phases can be decomposed into well-articulated subactivities,much more so than in the structured paradigm. This potentially translates into more refined software development planning and thus into better development management. We apply the formalism of OO analysis to describe the generic OO analysis and design scenarios.

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