Reducing Software Failures: addressing the ethical risks of the software development lifecycle
A narrow approach to risk analysis and understanding the scope of a software project has contributed to significant software failures. A process is presented which expands the concept of software risk to include social, professional, and ethical risks that lead to software failure. Using an expanded risk analysis will enlarge the project scope considered by software developers. This process also is incorporated into a software development life cycle. A tool to develop Software Development Impact Statements is also discussed.
This paper was published by AJIS in 2002. The paper was also published earlier by IEEE as a conference paper, but we believe the AJIS version to be the first submission. The IEEE paper contains the statement 'This work was partially funded by NSF Grant 9874684 and is an extension of work that appeared in the Australian Journal of Information Systems'.
Gotterbarn, Don. (2001) "Enhancing risk analysis using software development impact statements." NASA Goddard Software Engineering Workshop, pp. 43-51. IEEE, 27-29 Nov 2001 http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=992654
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