Recommended configuration management practices for freelance software developers

Chaudry Bilal Ahmad Khan, Ali Ahsan

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Abstract

Configuration Management (CM) is an important activity throughout the software development life cycle (SDLC). CM becomes essential if any of the artifacts is to be changed during the life cycle. There are many practices which can be adopted in configuration management to stream line the work and bring the quality to the software development process. For this reason most of the software development companies also adopt configuration management practices with larger teams to implement these practices. The problem appears with the freelance software developers, where the numbers of people working in teams are a few. This is an investigative study which is carried out to find if the freelance software developers adopt the configuration management practices. Moreover, the purpose of this study is to find out the configuration management practices freelance software developers suggest are important and should be done by the freelance software developers. The study was done by distributing an open ended questionnaire to the freelance software developers working in a team of 5-30. The results show that although the freelance software developers do not implement all the configuration management practices, but they do suggest a few practices which they feel are important for them to carry out their work efficiently.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Service Sciences, ICSESS
EditorsLi Wenzheng, Eric Tsui, M. Surendra Prasad Babu
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages111-115
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479932788
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 5th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Service Science, ICSESS 2014 - Beijing, China
Duration: 27 Jun 201429 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Service Sciences, ICSESS
ISSN (Print)2327-0586
ISSN (Electronic)2327-0594

Conference

Conference2014 5th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Service Science, ICSESS 2014
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period27/06/1429/06/14

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Keywords

  • Change Management
  • Freelance Software Development
  • Software Quality Management
  • Sofwtare Configuration Management

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Khan, C. B. A., & Ahsan, A. (2014). Recommended configuration management practices for freelance software developers. In L. Wenzheng, E. Tsui, & M. S. Prasad Babu (Eds.), Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Service Sciences, ICSESS (pp. 111-115). [6933524] (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Service Sciences, ICSESS). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSESS.2014.6933524