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DOI:   10.3217/jucs-019-02-0186


MDD Adoption in a Small Company: Risk Management and Stakeholders' Acceptance

Federico Tomassetti (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)

Marco Torchiano (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)

Lorenzo Bazzani (Trim srl, Italy)

Abstract: This article presents the knowledge and experience acquired trough the process ofestablishing MDD practices within a small Italian company. Special attention has been devoted to project constraints, perceived risks, and relative mitigation strategies. Moreover the articleevaluates how the introduction of the MDD approach was received by different stakeholders. In particular a structured questionnaire was the instrument used to reveal and collect the perceptionsby different roles involved in the MDD adoption process. The case study considered development of applications conforming to a prescriptive architectural framework, which addresses a complexmulti-tier architecture; the solution aims at describing component composition while avoiding both repeating tasks and writing awkward configurations.

Keywords: experience report, mode-driven development, risk management, small companies

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