Desired Quality Characteristics in Cloud Application Development

Leah Riungu-Kalliosaari, Ossi Taipale, Kari Smolander


This qualitative case study describes how software development organizations reach for their own context-dependent quality in cloud application development. The study collected the data from selected organizations through interviews and applied the grounded theory method in the analysis. The study concludes that the desired quality varies among the organizations. However, usability was found to be an important quality characteristic in all the organizations. The organizations involved a set of three similar activities to attain the desired quality characteristics. These activities are summarized as (1) Selecting a suitable life-cycle model, during which (2) the customer is engaged and (3) the most suitable tools are used. The organizations incorporated these activities so as to establish supportive working practices for acquiring the desired quality.


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Riungu-Kalliosaari L., Taipale O. and Smolander K. (2013). Desired Quality Characteristics in Cloud Application Development . In Proceedings of the 8th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT-EA, (ICSOFT 2013) ISBN 978-989-8565-68-6, pages 303-312. DOI: 10.5220/0004489303030312

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author={Leah Riungu-Kalliosaari and Ossi Taipale and Kari Smolander},
title={Desired Quality Characteristics in Cloud Application Development},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 8th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT-EA, (ICSOFT 2013)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 8th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT-EA, (ICSOFT 2013)
TI - Desired Quality Characteristics in Cloud Application Development
SN - 978-989-8565-68-6
AU - Riungu-Kalliosaari L.
AU - Taipale O.
AU - Smolander K.
PY - 2013
SP - 303
EP - 312
DO - 10.5220/0004489303030312