Software Development Methods and Quality Assurance: Special Focus on South Korea

Jesse Yli-Huumo, Ossi Taipale, Kari Smolander

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Abstract

South Korea is well-known for big global hardware companies and now software companies are ready to follow. The purpose of this study was to explore software development methods and quality assurance practices used by South Korean software industry. Empirical data was collected by conducting a survey that focused on three main parts: software life cycle models and methods, software quality assurance including quality standards, the strengths and weaknesses of South Korean software industry. The results of the completed survey showed that the use of agile methods is slightly surpassing the use of traditional software development methods. Also the use of so called hybrid methods that include aspects from both development methods is popular. The survey also revealed an interesting result that almost half of the South Korean companies do not use any software quality assurance plan in their projects. For the state of South Korean software industry large number of the respondents thought that despite of the weakness, the status of software development in South Korea will improve in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSystems, Software and Services Process Improvement - 21st European Conference, EuroSPI 2014, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages159-169
Number of pages11
Volume425
ISBN (Print)9783662438954
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Conference on Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement and Innovation - Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Duration: 25 Jun 201427 Jun 2014
Conference number: 21

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume425
ISSN (Print)18650929

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Conference on Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement and Innovation
Abbreviated titleEuroSPI
CountryLuxembourg
CityLuxembourg
Period25/06/201427/06/2014

Keywords

  • agile methods
  • quality assurance
  • software development methods
  • software testing
  • South Korean software industry

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    Yli-Huumo, J., Taipale, O., & Smolander, K. (2014). Software Development Methods and Quality Assurance: Special Focus on South Korea. In Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement - 21st European Conference, EuroSPI 2014, Proceedings (Vol. 425, pp. 159-169). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 425). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43896-1_14