Feature Development in BPMN-Based Process-Driven Applications

  • In the context of Continuous Software Engineering, it is acknowledged as best practice to develop new features on the mainline rather than on separate feature branches. Unfinished work is then usually prevented from going live by some kind of feature toggle. However, there is no concept of feature toggles for Process-Driven Applications (PDA) so far. PDAs are hybrid systems consisting not only of classical source code but also of a machine-interpretable business process model. This paper elaborates on a feature development approach that covers both the business process model and the accompanying source code artifacts of a PDA. The proposed solution, Toggles for Process-Driven Applications (T4PDA), equipped with an easy to use modeling tool extension, enables the developer to safely commit unfinished work on model and source code to the project’s mainline. It will be kept inactive during productive deployments unless the feature is finally released. During an AB/BA crossover design experiment, the T4PDA approach, including the provided tool support, showed higher software quality, a faster development process, and contented developers.
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Author:Konrad Schneid, Sebastian Thöne, Herbert Kuchen
Parent Title (English):Business Process Management Forum / Hrsg. Dirk Fahland, Chiara Ghidini, Jörg Becker, Marlon Dumas
Publisher:Springer International Publishing
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2020/09/03
Date of first Publication:2020/09/02
Provider of the Publication Server:FH Münster - University of Applied Sciences
Release Date:2020/09/04
Tag:Continuous Software Engineering; Feature-driven Development; Process-Driven Application
First Page:35
Last Page:50
Faculties:Wirtschaft (MSB)
Publication list:Schneid, Konrad
Thöne, Sebastian
Licence (German):License LogoBibliographische Daten