STÓR

An Agile V-Model for Medical Device Software Development to Overcome the Challenges with Plan-Driven Software Development Lifecycles

Mc Hugh, Martin and Cawley, Oisin and Mc Caffery, Fergal and Richardson, Ita and Wang, Xiaofeng (2013) An Agile V-Model for Medical Device Software Development to Overcome the Challenges with Plan-Driven Software Development Lifecycles. In: Software Engineering in Healthcare Workshop of ICSE 2013, 20-21 May, San Francisco CA, USA.

[img]
Preview
PDF
Download (785Kb) | Preview

Abstract

Through the use of semi structured interviews with medical device software organizations it emerged that medical device software organizations are experiencing difficulties when following plan driven Software Development Life Cycles (SDLC), particularly in the area of requirements management. To attempt to resolve these issues an examination of the non-regulated industry was performed to determine if lessons learned there could be applied to the development of medical device software. This examination revealed that agile methods are being widely adopted in the non-regulated software industry. To learn if agile methods could be adopted when developing medical device software a mapping study was performed which looked for instances of where agile methods have been used in regulated industries and where they have been adopted, to what success. This mapping study revealed that incorporating agile practices with the existing plan driven SDLC is the most favourable choice for medical device software organizations. This research aims to develop a SDLC which has a foundation of a plan driven SDLC which incorporates agile practices which can be followed when developing regulatory compliant software.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Medical device software; SDLC; Agile methods
Subjects: Computer Science
Science
Research Centres: Regulated Software Research Centre
Depositing User: Martin McHugh
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2013 08:02
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2014 16:10
URI: http://eprints.dkit.ie/id/eprint/312

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Document Downloads

More statistics for this item...