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Ch 2: Process Models in Software Engineering

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Process Models in Software Engineering - Chapter Summary

This chapter on process models in software engineering is accessible 24 hours a day on any mobile device or computer to help you study the waterfall model, process patterns, SDLC methodology and the iterative model. Help from an expert is available in the Dashboard if you need any assistance along the way. Once you complete this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Detail the incremental model of decision making
  • Explain the SDLC methodology
  • Discuss the types of concurrent models in software engineering
  • Outline the integration and configuration, component-based, formal methods and unified process models
  • Describe process models as a practical application for software engineering

11 Lessons in Chapter 2: Process Models in Software Engineering
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Waterfall Model: Definition & Example

1. Waterfall Model: Definition & Example

The waterfall model approach to project management is one of several different methodologies. In this lesson, we'll learn the phases of the waterfall model and the advantages and disadvantages to using it.

Process Patterns in Software Engineering: Types & Examples

2. Process Patterns in Software Engineering: Types & Examples

In this lesson, we'll take a look at the idea of process patterns in Software Engineering, what they are, their types and how they are used to solve problems, with the help of examples.

Iterative Model in SDLC Methodology

3. Iterative Model in SDLC Methodology

The iterative model in the Software Development Life Cycle is explained in detail. Examples of the iterative model within the life cycle, including process steps and scenarios, are provided.

The Incremental Model of Decision Making

4. The Incremental Model of Decision Making

Sometimes, the decision cannot be reached in one go. Instead, you make a step-by-step progress towards a solution. Explore the incremental model and its three phases of decision-making.

Spiral Model in SDLC Methodology

5. Spiral Model in SDLC Methodology

In this lesson, we will examine the spiral model in the Software Development Life Cycle. We will also discuss and review the four phases associated with the spiral model.

Concurrent Models in Software Engineering: Types & Applications

6. Concurrent Models in Software Engineering: Types & Applications

This article provides information on the topic concurrent models in software engineering, along with models like the waterfall model, spiral model, and prototype model, and discusses their advantages, disadvantages, and applications.

Integration & Configuration Model: Definition & Purpose

7. Integration & Configuration Model: Definition & Purpose

In this lesson you will learn about the integration and configuration model, a software process model which is based on software reuse. In this model, software or systems are adapted from existing components.

Component-Based Model: Definition, Uses & Examples

8. Component-Based Model: Definition, Uses & Examples

In this lesson, we'll examine the component-based process model, its definition, uses, and some examples. Once done, you should have a solid understanding of this type of process model.

Formal Methods Model: Definition & Application

9. Formal Methods Model: Definition & Application

In this lesson, we'll examine the Formal Methods Model in Software Engineering - what it is, some advantages and disadvantages, steps, and an example. At the end, you will come away with a solid understanding of this Software Engineering technique.

Unified Process Model: Definition & Application

10. Unified Process Model: Definition & Application

Process models in software engineering are simply a series of steps followed to create a software product. This lesson looks at the unified process model with an overview of the process steps. We'll also take a look at the applications of this model through some examples.

Practical Application for Software Engineering: Process Models

11. Practical Application for Software Engineering: Process Models

The success of a software development project is largely dependent on the development model used to guide the process. Not every development model is a great fit in every circumstance, so it's important to choose wisely.

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