Aligning Software Design with Development Team Expertise

Jānis Grabis, Egils Meiers, Inese Šūpulniece, Solvita Bērziša, Edgars Ozoliņš, Ansis Svaža


Large enterprise applications are developed by teams of developers specializing in particular functional or technical areas. An overall application architecture is used to guide allocation of development tasks to the development teams. However, quality of the architecture degrades over the application life-cycle and manual refactoring is challenging due to the size and complexity of enterprise applications. This paper proposes to use automated clustering of large enterprise applications, where clusters are built around application business centers, as a means for refactoring the software design with an objective to improve allocation of software modules to development teams. The paper outlines a module allocation process in the framework of the overall enterprise application development process and reports an illustration of the allocation process. The illustration is based on the case of refactoring of a large third tier ERP system.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Grabis J., Meiers E., Šūpulniece I., Bērziša S., Ozoliņš E. and Svaža A. (2016). Aligning Software Design with Development Team Expertise . In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-187-8, pages 560-565. DOI: 10.5220/0005914105600565

in Bibtex Style

author={Jānis Grabis and Egils Meiers and Inese Šūpulniece and Solvita Bērziša and Edgars Ozoliņš and Ansis Svaža},
title={Aligning Software Design with Development Team Expertise},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - Aligning Software Design with Development Team Expertise
SN - 978-989-758-187-8
AU - Grabis J.
AU - Meiers E.
AU - Šūpulniece I.
AU - Bērziša S.
AU - Ozoliņš E.
AU - Svaža A.
PY - 2016
SP - 560
EP - 565
DO - 10.5220/0005914105600565