Web application to manage and improve software development projects by SEMAT essence

Yuichiro Senzaki, Siyuan Liu, Hironori Washizaki, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Masaharu Adachi

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As part of the rapid advances in software engineering, each year a vast amount of new knowledge and ideas are proposed. However, a gap often arises between new ideas and current methods due to a lack of fundamental theory. To bridge this gap, SEMAT (Software Engineering Methods and Theory) Essence has been proposed as the common ground in software engineering. Using SEMAT Essence, developers can track the progress and health of a project more efficiently from various viewpoints. However, SEMAT Essence has some limitations. In practice, only a few tools implement SEMAT Essence. Most of these tools are problematic and do not sufficiently satisfy the requirements for practical developments. Therefore, we develop a tool called OCMS (Online Checklist Management System), which improves existing tools. An experiment where students manage an ET robot contest project using OCMS confirms its effectiveness and demonstrates that OCMS can help developers improve efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-42
Number of pages5
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event5th International Workshop on Quantitative Approaches to Software Quality, QuASoQ 2017 - Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
Duration: 2017 Dec 4 → …


  • SEMAT Kernel
  • SEMAT essence
  • Software engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)


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