Model Driven Development: Attention to People and Processes

Susanna Teppola, Päivi Parviainen

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    Model Driven Development (MDD) can potentially offer great benefits to software development companies, for example, in the sense of improved productivity. However, MDD still suffers from challenges that complicate its wider use in companies. This paper presents a study in which several challenges to MDD use were identified, based on a number of interviews with MDD experts. In this paper, we discuss these challenges from a viewpoint that a successful technology change requires three key elements to be taken into consideration: people, processes and technology. As a result, we bring out the following findings: The technological challenges in MDD are discussed in a great number of published papers. MDD processes have also received attention, but the presented MDD processes are often quite similar to the non-MDD processes. Our study indicates that in order to reach wider usage in industrial projects, in addition to new technological solutions, processes also need to be adjusted to the specialities of MDD. And especially, a human aspect, which has not gained much attention in MDD research, should be studied more in the future.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Tenth IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering
    EditorsA. Toptsis
    Place of PublicationAnaheim, California, USA
    PublisherActa Press
    ISBN (Print)978-0-8898-6880-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventIASTED International Conference on Software Engineering Software Engineering, SE 2011 - Innsbruck, Austria
    Duration: 15 Feb 201117 Feb 2011


    ConferenceIASTED International Conference on Software Engineering Software Engineering, SE 2011
    Abbreviated titleSE 2011


    • Model Driven Development
    • Processes
    • Technology adoption


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