A Software Development Simulation Model of a Spiral ProcessThere is a need for simulation models of software development processes other than the waterfall because processes such as spiral development are becoming more and more popular. The use of a spiral process can make the inherently difficult job of cost and schedule estimation even more challenging due to its evolutionary nature, but this allows for a more flexible process that can better meet customers' needs. This paper will present a discrete event simulation model of spiral development that can be used to analyze cost and schedule effects of using such a process in comparison to a waterfall process.
Mizell, Carolyn (NASA Kennedy Space Center Cocoa Beach, FL, United States)
Malone, Linda (University of Central Florida Orlando, FL, United States)