F. Stallinger, R. Plösch: Towards Methodological Support for the Engineering of Process Reference Models for Product Software, SPICE 2014 Conference, Vilnius, Lithuania, November 4-6, 2014, Springer International 2014, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-13036-1_3


Reference models available for software process improvement are often not satisfactorily suitable for application in the improvement of product-oriented software engineering. The resulting need to engineer more suitable models for the engineering of product software by integrating, customizing, specializing or enhancing existing models is additionally enforced by the wide spectrum of models available, but focused on specific improvement areas or engineering paradigms, and the need of companies and industry sectors for compliance with more than one model. The goal of the research underlying this paper is thus to support the engineering of process reference models for the context of product-oriented software engineering by distilling methodological support for the derivation of respective engineering methods. The aim of the present paper is to present the goals, identified related work and state-of-the-art, and the envisioned approach of this ongoing research to the software process improvement community.