Colección Facultad de Minas.
SEMAT (Software Engineering Method and Theory) has reached a new stage. By the date of this book, SEMAT officially became a new OMG standard. These are good news for the software engineering as a discipline. In this book, we are joining the SEMAT celebration by doing what we do best: promoting the usage of the SEMAT kernel in as many ways as we can. Since we Latin American researchers are also happy with our new OMG standard, we devote our effort to promote the work on the SEMAT kernel. This book is the direct result of this effort. In twelve Chapters, we work on the foundations of the software engineering theory, the creation of SEMAT-kernel-based models, and the promotion of teaching by using the ideas behind the SEMAT initiative.
This third volume of Software Engineering—Methods, Modeling, and Teaching was written by authors coming from five countries: USA, China, Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil. Several points of view related to the SEMAT initiative are promoted and a lot of different theories and examples are prepared for the reader. Whether you belong to the Academic world or the Industry Practitioners, this book is very helpful for you as the seed of the usage of this new OMG standard.
This book is divided into three main parts: (i) theoretical development, (ii) method and practice representation, and (iii) teaching. If you belong to the Academy, probably you will be interested in Parts (i) and (iii) more than Part (ii). If you are a practitioner, maybe the Part (ii) will be more helpful for you. Regardless of your point of view, we strongly suggest the reading of the fundamental topics about the SEMAT kernel included in this Preface, since these ideas are cross-cutting to the entire book. Hopefully, we think you will find what you looking for inside this book: different ways to understand, practice, and use the main SEMAT ideas. Hopefully, we think you will find what you looking for inside this book: different ways to understand, practice, and use the main SEMAT ideas.