A safety-centric change management framework by tailoring agile and V-Model processes

Salameh, A ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3012-9353 and Jaradat, O 2018, A safety-centric change management framework by tailoring agile and V-Model processes , in: 36th International System Safety Conference ISSC 2018.

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Safety critical systems are evolutionary and subject to preventive, perfective, corrective or adaptive changes during their lifecycle. Changes to any part of those systems can undermine the confidence in safety since changes can refute articulated claims about safety or challenge the supporting evidence on which this confidence relies. Changes to the software components are no exception. In order to maintain the confidence in the safety performance, developers must update their system and its safety case. Agile methodologies are known to embrace changes to software where agilists strive to manage changes, not to prevent them. In this paper, we introduce a novel framework in which we tailor a hybrid process of agile software development and the traditional V-model. The tailored process aims to facilitate the accommodation of non-structural changes to the software parts of safety critical systems. We illustrate our framework in the context of ISO 26262 safety standard.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: safety case, contracts, impact analysis, change management, agile software development, agile tailoring, V-model, XP, Kanban
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Funders: Mälardalen University
Depositing User: Mr Abdallah Salameh
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2019 10:41
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2020 10:30
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/51692

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