This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2005, held in Oulu, Finland in June 2005. The 44 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected and constitute a balanced mix of academic and industrial aspects. The papers are organized in topical sections on software process improvement, software quality, mobile and wireless applications, requirements engineering, industrial experiences, process analysis, process modeling, SPI methods and tools, experimental software engineering, validation and verification, agile methods, and measurement.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2008, held in Monte Porzio Catone, Italy, in June 2008. The 31 revised full papers presented together with 4 reports on workshops and tutorials and 3 keynote addresses were carefully reviewed and selected from 61 submissions. The papers address different development modes, roles in the value chain, stakeholders’ viewpoints, collaborative development, as well as economic and quality aspects. The papers are organized in topical sections on quality and measurement, cost estimation, capability and maturity models, systems and software quality, software process improvement, lessons learned and best practices, and agile software development.
On behalf of the PROFES organizing committee we would like to welcome you to the 4th International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Impro- ment (PROFES 2002) in Rovaniemi, Finland. The conference was held on the Arctic Circle in exotic Lapland under the Northern Lights just before Christmas time, when Kaamos (the polar night is known in Finnish as ”Kaamos”) shows its best characteristics. PROFES has established itself as one of the recognized international process improvement conferences. Despite the current economic downturn, PROFES has attracted a record number of submissions. A total of 70 full papers were subm- ted and the program committee had a di?cult task in selecting the best papers to be presented at the conference. The main theme of PROFES is professional software process improvement (SPI) motivated by product and service quality needs. SPI is facilitated by so- ware process assessment, software measurement, process modeling, and techn- ogy transfer. It has become a practical tool for quality software engineering and management. The conference addresses both the solutions found in practice and the relevant research results from academia.
This book constitutes the refereed proceeding of the 14th European Software Process Improvement Conference, EuroSPI 2007, held in Potsdam, Germany, in September 2007. The 18 revised full papers presented together with an introductory paper were carefully reviewed and selected from 60 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on enforcement, alignment, tailoring, focus on SME issues, improvement analysis and empirical studies, new avenues of SPI, SPI methodologies, as well as testing and reliability.
The Eight International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Impro- ment (PROFES 2007) brought together researchers and industrial practitioners to report new research results and exchange experiences and findings in the area of process and product improvement. The focus of the conference is on understanding, learning, evaluating, and improving the relationships between process improvement activities (such as the deployment of innovative defect detection processes) and their effects in products (such as improved product reliability and safety). Consequently, major topics of the conference include the evaluation of existing software process improvement (SPI) approaches in different contexts, the presentation of new or mo- fied SPI approaches, and the relation between SPI and new development techniques or emerging application domains. This year’s conference theme focused on global software development. More and more products are being developed in distributed, global development environments with many customer–supplier relations in the value chain. Outsourcing, off-shoring, near-shoring, and even in-sourcing aggravate this trend further. Supporting such d- tributed development requires well-understood and accurately implemented devel- ment process interfaces, process synchronization, and an efficient process evolution mechanisms. Overcoming cultural barriers and implementing efficient communi- tion channels are some of the key challenges. It is clear that process improvement approaches also need to consider these new development contexts.
An indispensable addition to any project manager, software engineering or computer science bookshelf, this book presents the only broad-ranging economic analysis of major international SPI methods and the first large-scale economic analysis of mandatory U.S. government standards.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2010, held in Limerick, Ireland, in June 2010. The 28 revised full papers presented together with the abstracts of 2 keynote addresses were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on software quality assurance; agile software development; software business; software systems; process quality; software measurement; and software process improvement.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2006, held in Amsterdam, June 2006. The volume presents 26 revised full papers and 12 revised short papers together with 6 reports on workshops and tutorials. The papers constitute a balanced mix of academic and industrial aspects, organized in topical sections on decision support, embedded software and system development, measurement, process improvement, and more.
C. Amting Directorate General Information Society, European Commission, Brussels Under the 4th Framework of European Research, the European Systems and Soft ware Initiative (ESSI) was part of the ESPRIT Programme. This initiative funded more than 470 projects in the area' of software and system process improvements. The majority of these projects were process improvement experiments carrying out and taking up new development processes, methods and technology within the software development process of a company. In addition, nodes (centres of exper tise), European networks (organisations managing local activities), training and dissemination actions complemented the process improvement experiments. ESSI aimed at improving the software development capabilities of European enterprises. It focused on best practice and helped European companies to develop world class skills and associated technologies to build the increasingly complex and varied systems needed to compete in the marketplace. The dissemination activities were designed to build a forum, at European level, to exchange information and knowledge gained within process improvement ex periments. Their major objective was to spread the message and the results of experiments to a wider audience, through a variety of different channels. The European Experience Exchange ~UR~X) project has been one of these dis semination activities within the European Systems and Software Initiative.~UR~X has collected the results of practitioner reports from numerous workshops in Europe and presents, in this series of books, the results of Best Practice achieve ments in European Companies over the last few years.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2004, held in Kansai Science City, Japan in April 2004. The 41 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected and constitute a balanced mix of academic and industrial aspects. The papers are organized in topical sections on software process improvement, software quality, measurement, methods and tools, experimental software engineering, industrial experiences, agile methods, software process assessment, requirements engineering, and software reuse and COTS.
This book constitutes the refereed proceeding of the 14th European Software Process Improvement Conference, EuroSPI 2007, held in Potsdam, Germany, in September 2007. The papers are organized in topical sections on enforcement, alignment, tailoring. There is focus on SME issues, improvement analysis and empirical studies, new avenues of SPI, SPI methodologies, as well as testing and reliability.
This textbook is intended for use by SPI (Software Process Improvement) m- agers and researchers, quality managers, and experienced project and research managers. The papers constitute the research proceedings of the 13th EuroSPI (European Software Process Improvement, www. eurospi. net) conference, held in Joensuu, Finland, 11-13 October 2006. The conference was held in 1994 in Dublin (Ireland), 1995 in Vienna (Austria), 1997 in Budapest (Hungary), 1998 in Gothenburg (Sweden), 1999 in Pori (Finland), 2000 in Copenhagen (D- mark), 2001 in Limerick (Ireland), 2002 in Nuremberg (Germany), 2003 in Graz (Austria), 2004 in Trondheim (Norway), and 2005 in Budapest (Hungary). - roSPI has established an experience library (library. eurospi. net) which will be continuously extended over the next years and will be made available to all - tendees. EuroSPI has also initiated a European Quali?cation Network in which di?erent SPINs and national initiatives join mutually bene?cial collaborations (EQN -- EU Leonardo da Vinci network project). With a founding conference on 5. 12. 2006 through EuroSPI partners and n- works, incollaborationwiththeEuropeanUnion(supportedbytheEULeonardo da Vinci Programme), a European certi?cation association will be created for the IT and services sector to o?er SPI knowledge and certi?cates to industry, establishing close knowledge transfer links between research and industry. The biggest value of EuroSPI lies in its function as a European knowledge and ex- rience exchange mechanism for SPI know-howbetween researchinstitutions and industry. September 2006 Richard Messnarz www. eurospi. net Organization OrganizationCommittee EuroSPI 2006 is organized by the EuroSPI partnership (www. eurospi.