Osellus, a software process automation solution provider, has announced the availability of IRIS process author 3.5. This new offering is expected to enable software development teams to improve the rate of adoption of their processes improvement initiatives.
IRIS 3.5 streamlines the interactions between process authors and practitioners through the means of wikis, blogs, online forums and other Web 2.0 technologies. IRIS 3.5 utilizes these technologies to facilitate better asynchronous process access, dissemination, feedback, tailoring and refinement. The resulting improved practitioner participation in process authoring and enactment has a direct and positive impact on process acceptance.
Payman Hodaie, CTO of Osellus, said: Process adoption remains as a major challenge for most software development organizations. Despite continuing investment in methodologies, tools and training by management, team members often view process as a superfluous factor that they have to accept but one that they have little influence on. IRIS 3.5 addresses this challenge by allowing practitioners to become active participants in a live process community.