Software Process Improvement: Metrics, Measurement, and Process Modelling

Software Process Improvement: Metrics, Measurement, and Process Modelling

Author: Michael Haug

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642566189

Category: Computers

Page: 392

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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.

Software Process Improvement

Software Process Improvement

Author: T. Dingsøyr

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540301813

Category: Computers

Page: 210

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This was the first year that the European Software Process Improvement Conference - EuroSPI - had a separate research track with its own proceedings. The EuroSPI conference is in its eleventh year, and has become the main meeting place in Europe for the software industry and academia to discuss software process improvement. The conference deals with software process improvement in a broad sense, investigating organizational issues as well as methods and tools for software process improvement. Euro SPI is an initiative financed by a consortium of Nordic research centers and user networks(SINTEF, DELTA and STTF), ASQF, a German quality assurance association, and ISCN in Ireland, the coordinating network partner. The research papers describe innovative and significant work in software process improvement, which is relevant to the software industry. The papers are readable for a scientific and industrial audience, and support claims with appropriately described evidence or references to relevant literature. Thirty-one papers were submitted in this year's research track, and each paper was sent to three or four members of the program committee or additional reviewers. Papers were evaluated according to originality, significance of the contribution, quality of the written and graphical presentation, research method applied, and appropriateness of comparison to relevant research and literature. Almost 100 reviews were received and 18 papers were selected for presentation in the research track, giving a rejection rate of 42%. Many high-quality submissions had to be rejected because of limited space in the conference program. The selected papers cover a wide area in software process improvement, from - proving agile development methods, techniques for software process improvement, and knowledge management in software companies to effort estimation and global software development.

Software Process and Product Measurement

Software Process and Product Measurement

Author: Juan J. Cuadrado-Gallego

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540855521

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 212

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Since 1990 the International Workshop on Software Measurement (IWSM) has been celebrated annually in Montr´ eal (Qu´ ebec), Canada, and di?erent places all over Germany by turns. The Montr´ eal editions were organized by the Soft- 1 ´ ware Engineering Research Laboratory (GELOG) of the Ecole de technologie ´ sup´ erieure (ETS) at the University of Qu´ ebec at Montr´ eal (UQAM), which is directed by Professor Alain Abran. The German editions were organized 2 jointly by the Software Measurement Laboratory (SMLAB) of the Otto-von- Guericke-UniversityMagdeburg,Germany,whichisdirectedbyProfessorReiner R. Dumke; and the German-speaking user association for software metrics and 3 e?ort estimation (DASMA e. V.) . Partially, the editions of IWSM were held jointly with the DASMA Software Metrik Kongress (MetriKon). 4 Organized by an initiative of Jos´ e Javier Dolado from the University of 5 the Basque Country at San Sebastian and Juan J. Cuadrado-Gallego from the University of Alcal´ a in Madrid the ?rst edition of the International Conference onSoftwareMeasurement(Mensura) couldbe convenedin C´ adiz,Spainin 2006. Motivated by this success and with the ?rst edition of Mensura ?nding special approval, the organizers of IWSM and Mensura decided to complement each other and, thus, to organize the next conference edition together. In November 2007, the typical convention month for both conferences, that joint conference was held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Product Focused Software Process Improvement

Product Focused Software Process Improvement

Author: Frank Bomarius

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540246596

Category: Computers

Page: 588

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On behalf of the PROFES organizing committee we are proud to present to you the proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES 2004), held in Kansai Science City, Japan. Since 1999, PROFES has established itself as one of the recognized international process improvement conferences. In 2004 the conference left Europe for the first time and moved to Japan. Japan and its neighboring countries are intensifying their efforts to improve software engineering excellence, so it was a logical step to select Japan as the venue for PROFES 2004. The purpose of the conference is to bring to light the most recent findings and results in the area and to stimulate discussion between researchers, experienced professionals, and technology providers. The large number of participants coming from industry confirms that the conference provides a variety of up-to-date topics and tackles industry problems. The main theme of PROFES is professional software process improvement (SPI) motivated by product and service quality needs. SPI is facilitated by software process assessment, software measurement, process modeling, and technology 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 is reflected in the 41 full papers, which are a balanced mix of academic papers as well as industrial experience reports.

Product-Focused Software Process Improvement

Product-Focused Software Process Improvement

Author: Danilo Caivano

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642218422

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 365

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12 International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2011, held in Torre Canne, Italy, in June 2011. The 24 revised full papers presented together with the abstracts of 2 keynote addresses were carefully reviewed and selected from 54 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on agile and lean practices, cross-model quality improvement, global and competitive software development, managing diversity, product and process measurements, product-focused software process improvement, requirement process improvement, and software process improvement.

Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination

Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination

Author: Antonia Mas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319673837

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 530

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination, SPICE 2017, held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in October 2017. The 34 full papers presented together with 4 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 65 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: SPI in agile approaches; SPI in small settings; SPI and assessment; SPI and models; SPI and functional safety; SPI in various settings; SPI and gamification; SPI case studies; strategic and knowledge issues in SPI; education issues in SPI.

Metrics and Models in Software Quality Engineering

Metrics and Models in Software Quality Engineering

Author: Stephen H. Kan

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0201729156

Category: Computers

Page: 564

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""This is the single best book on software quality engineering and metrics that I've encountered."" --Capers Jones, from the Foreword"Metrics and Models in Software Quality Engineering, Second Edition," is the definitive book on this essential topic of software development. Comprehensive in scope with extensive industry examples, it shows how to measure software quality and use measurements to improve the software development process. Four major categories of quality metrics and models are addressed: quality management, software reliability and projection, complexity, and customer view. In addition, the book discusses the fundamentals of measurement theory, specific quality metrics and tools, and methods for applying metrics to the software development process.New chapters bring coverage of critical topics, including: In-process metrics for software testingMetrics for object-oriented software developmentAvailability metricsMethods for conducting in-process quality assessments and software project assessmentsDos and Don'ts of Software Process Improvement, by Patrick O'TooleUsing Function Point Metrics to Measure Software Process Improvement, by Capers Jones In addition to the excellent balance of theory, techniques, and examples, this book is highly instructive and practical, covering one of the most important topics in software development--quality engineering. 0201729156B08282002

Product-Focused Software Process Improvement

Product-Focused Software Process Improvement

Author: Michael Felderer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319699264

Category: Computers

Page: 632

View: 104

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2017, held in Innsbruck, Austria, in November/December 2017. The 17 revised full papers presented together with 10 short papers, 21 workshop papers. 3 posters and tool demonstrations papers, and 4 tutorials were carefully reviewed and selected from 72 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on : Agile software Development; Data science and analytics; Software engineering processes and frameworks; Industry relevant qualitative research; User and value centric approaches; Software startups; Serum; Software testing.

Metrics for Software Conceptual Models

Metrics for Software Conceptual Models

Author: Marcela Genero

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9781783260508

Category: Computers

Page: 332

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The idea that “measuring quality is the key to developing high-quality software systems” is gaining relevance. Moreover, it is widely recognised that the key to obtaining better software systems is to measure the quality characteristics of early artefacts, produced at the conceptual modelling phase. Therefore, improving the quality of conceptual models is a major step towards the improvement of software system development. Since the 1970s, software engineers had been proposing high quantities of metrics for software products, processes and resources but had not been paying any special attention to conceptual modelling. By the mid-1990s, however, the need for metrics for conceptual modelling had emerged. This book provides an overview of the most relevant existing proposals of metrics for conceptual models, covering conceptual models for both products and processes. Contents:Towards a Framework for Conceptual Modelling Quality (M Piattini et al.)A Proposal of a Measure of Completeness for Conceptual Models (O Dieste et al.)Metrics for Use Cases: A Survey of Current Proposals (B Bernárdez et al.)Defining and Validating Metrics for UML Class Diagrams (M Genero et al.)Measuring OCL Expressions: An Approach Based on Cognitive Techniques (L Reynoso et al.)Metrics for Datawarehouses Conceptual Models (M Serrano et al.)Metrics for UML Statechart Diagrams (J A Cruz-Lemus et al.)Metrics for Software Process Models (F García et al.) Readership: Senior undergraduates and graduate students in software engineering; PhD students, researchers, analysts, designers, software engineers and those responsible for quality and auditing. Key Features:Presents the most relevant existing proposals of metrics for conceptual models, covering conceptual models for both products and processesProvides the most current bibliography on this subjectThe only book to focus on the quality aspects of conceptual modelsKeywords:Conceptual Model;Quality;Metrics;UML;OCL;Empirical Research

Software Process Technology

Software Process Technology

Author: Flavio Oquendo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540451891

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 173

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th European Workshop on Software Process Technology, EWSPT 2003, held in Helsinki, Finland in September 2003. The 12 revised full papers presented together with an extended abstract of an invited talk were carefully reviewed and selected from 25 submissions. Among the issues addressed are process modeling languages; computer-supported process description, analyses, reuse, refinement, and enactment; process monitoring, measurement, management, improvement, and evolution; and process enactment engines, tools, and environments.

Software Process Technology

Software Process Technology

Author: Finland) Ewspt 200 (2003 Helsinki

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540407645

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 183

View: 153

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th European Workshop on Software Process Technology, EWSPT 2003, held in Helsinki, Finland in September 2003. The 12 revised full papers presented together with an extended abstract of an invited talk were carefully reviewed and selected from 25 submissions. Among the issues addressed are process modeling languages; computer-supported process description, analyses, reuse, refinement, and enactment; process monitoring, measurement, management, improvement, and evolution; and process enactment engines, tools, and environments.

Product-Focused Software Process Improvement

Product-Focused Software Process Improvement

Author: Jürgen Münch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540734598

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 424

View: 148

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.