S.-I. Choi and J. Han (Australia)
Software engineering environment, software process sup
port system, software artifact, software process, object ori
This paper deals with software process support system.
Software artifacts and software processes are the tied at
tributes for producing quality software at the right time.
Focusing on the software artifacts alone does not deliver
the full bene£t for software practice. And, considering soft
ware process without much regard to artifacts is also lim
ited for the support of software development. Therefore,
it is strongly requested that software artifacts and software
processes be considered together in software development.
However, in the current software process support systems,
the artifact aspects such as artifact structure, artifact view,
artifact behavior etc are not treated together with software
processes. On the other hand, some engineering tools ori
ented to the support of artifact aspects do not have enough
capability to support software processes. This paper pro
poses an object oriented approach as the basis of accom
modating the artifact aspects within software process sup
port. The approach uni£es software artifacts and processes
with the concept of project object. And, the processes are
supported by a process management approach that is also