Umbrella Activities in Software Engineering

The framework described in the generic view of Software Engineering is complemented by a number of umbrella activities.

i. Software Project tracking and control: It allows the software team to assess progress against the project plan and take necessary action to maintain the schedule.

ii. Risk Management: It assesses risks that may affect the outcome of the project or the quality of the product.

iii. Software Quality Assurance: It defines and conducts the activities required to ensure software quality.

iv. Formal Technical Reviews: It assesses software engineering work products in an effort to uncover and remove errors before they are propagated to the next action or activity.

v. Measurement: It defines process, project and product measures that assist the team in delivering software that meets customers needs, it can be used in conjunction with all other frameworks.

vi. Software Configure Management: It manages the effects of change throughout the software process.

vii. Re-usability Management: It defines criteria for work product reuse and establishes mechanisms to achieve reusable components.

viii. Work Product Preparation and Production: It encompasses the activities required to create work products such as models, documents, logs, forms and lists.