The Multi-dimensional Unified Process for Inter-Organizational Collaborative Software Development

Cyril S. Ku, Thomas J. Marlowe, Vassilka Kirova, Norbert Jastroch


Software development process is collaborative in nature, especially for large, complex, and innovative systems. From requirements acquisition, analysis and specification, software design, to deployment and maintenance; many teams with diverse expertise are involved in the process. Lately, the collaborative process has shifted from intra-organizational to become more inter-organizational and often inter-cultural and international. The Unified Process is one of the software development models that captures the incremental and iterative nature of software development. In this abstract, we explore the extension of the Unified Process from the traditional 2-dimensional model to a multi-dimensional model to specify the inter-organizational collaborative aspect of software development and management.

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