Development of a Social Network Website Using the New ISO/IEC 29110 Standard Developed Specifically for Very Small Entities
- Software Quality Professional
- September 2014
- Volume 16 Issue 4
- pp. 4-25
- Laporte, Claude Y., Hébert, Charles, Mineau, Christian,
- École de Technologie Supérieure, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
[This abstract is based on the authors' abstract.]This article presents a software development project carried out by a two-person startup enterprise. The objective of the project was to develop a social networking website for travelers. The new ISO/IEC 29110 standard developed specifically for very small entities and startups was used to develop the software for a Web application to allow users to collaborate with all members of a network of friends, planning their trips and sharing the details in a simple and easily accessible way. Managing this project and developing the software for it took about 1,000 hours. Using proven software engineering practices set out in the ISO/IEC 29110 standard enabled the two-person team to plan and execute the project — expending only 13 percent of the total project effort on rework (i.e., wasted effort). About 9 percent of the total project effort was expended on prevention tasks and 6 percent on evaluation tasks, such as desk check peer reviewing and testing. The last section of this article presents lessons learned and a list of recommendations for future users of the ISO/IEC 29110 standard and guides.