Characteristics of process improvement of hardware-related SW

Jussi Ronkainen, Jorma Taramaa, Arto Savuoja

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High-speed digital signal processing requires sophisticated solutions for both software and hardware. Enabling software support and control over hardware functionality is a problem that will be emphasised as systems become more complex. Developing hardware-bound software is not, however, application development, and the related requirements cannot be covered in full by traditional software development processes. This paper describes experiences from the development of hardware-related software development processes at Nokia Networks. As most important characteristics of hardware-related software development, hard real-time requirements, experimental nature of work, documentation requirements, and the role of testing are presented. Characteristics of software process improvement in a hardware-dependent software environment are reported. As a result, a current-state analysis of hardware-related software development was made. Better understanding of the development processes was gained, facilitating further process improvement activities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProduct Focused Software Process Improvement
Subtitle of host publication4th International Conference, PROFES 2002
EditorsMarkku Oivo, Seija Komi-Sirviö
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-36209-8
ISBN (Print)3-540-00234-0, 978-3-540-00234-5
Publication statusPublished - 2002
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event4th International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2002 - Rovaniemi, Finland
Duration: 9 Dec 200211 Dec 2002
Conference number: 4

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science


Conference4th International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2002
Abbreviated titlePROFES 2002

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