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Computer Science - Software Engineering | Product-Focused Software Process Improvement - 7th International Conference, PROFES 2006, Amsterdam,

Product-Focused Software Process Improvement

7th International Conference, PROFES 2006, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 12-14, 2006, Proceedings

Münch, Jürgen, Vierimaa, Matias (Eds.)

2006, XVII, 474 p. Also available online.

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2006, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in June 2006.

The 26 revised full papers and 12 revised short papers presented together with 6 reports on workshops and tutorials were carefully reviewed and selected from 55 submissions. The papers constitute a balanced mix of academic and industrial aspects; they are organized in topical sections on decision support, embedded software and system development, measurement, industrial experience, process improvement, agile development practices, and product line engineering.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Controlling - Planning - SPI - Software Engineering - architecture - product-focused software systems - risk management - software architecture - software lifecycle - software process - software process improvement - software process management - software product families - software-intensive systems - testing

Related subjects » General Issues - Information Systems and Applications - Software Engineering

Table of contents 

Keynote Addresses.- Processes and the Software Business.- Controlling the Chaos of the CMMI Continuous Representation.- Evidence-Based Software Engineering and Systematic Literature Reviews.- Expanding the Scope of Software Product Families: Problems and Alternative Approaches.- Decision Support.- Defining the Process for Making Software System Modernization Decisions.- Introducing Tool Support for Retrospective Analysis of Release Planning Decisions.- A Qualitative Evaluation Method for Business Process Tools.- Embedded Software and System Development.- An Effective Source Code Review Process for Embedded Software.- Troubleshooting Large-Scale New Product Development Embedded Software Projects.- Software Process Improvement with Agile Practices in a Large Telecom Company.- Measurement.- Assessing Software Product Maintainability Based on Class-Level Structural Measures.- Integrating Reuse Measurement Practices into the ERP Requirements Engineering Process.- Process Definition and Project Tracking in Model Driven Engineering.- Industrial Experiences.- Difficulties in Establishing a Defect Management Process: A Case Study.- A Case Study on the Success of Introducing General Non-construction Activities for Project Management and Planning Improvement.- The Concerns of Prototypers and Their Mitigating Practices: An Industrial Case-Study.- An Industrial Case Study on the Choice Between Language Customization Mechanisms.- Preliminary Results from a Survey of Multimedia Development Practices in Australia.- An ISO 9001:2000 Certificate and Quality Awards from Outside – What’s Inside? – A Case Study.- Process Improvement.- Implementing Software Process Improvement Initiatives: An Empirical Study.- Using Linear Regression Models to Analyse the Effect of Software Process Improvement.- Taba Workstation: Supporting Software Process Deployment Based on CMMI and MR-MPS.BR.- Analysis of an Artifact Oriented Test Process Model and of Testing Aspects of CMMI.- Agile Development Practices.- The Impact of Pair Programming and Test-Driven Development on Package Dependencies in Object-Oriented Design — An Experiment.- Applying an Agility/Discipline Assessment for a Small Software Organisation.- Lessons Learned from an XP Experiment with Students: Test-First Needs More Teachings.- An Empirical Study on Design Quality Improvement from Best-Practice Inspection and Pair Programming.- Product Line Engineering.- A Variability-Centric Approach to Instantiating Core Assets in Product Line Engineering.- Improving the Development of e-Business Systems by Introducing Process-Based Software Product Lines.- Assessing Requirements Compliance Scenarios in System Platform Subcontracting.- Short Papers.- Software Inspections in Practice: Six Case Studies.- Productivity of Test Driven Development: A Controlled Experiment with Professionals.- Results and Experiences from an Empirical Study of Fault Reports in Industrial Projects.- Software Process Improvement: A Road to Success.- Characterization of Runaway Software Projects Using Association Rule Mining.- A Framework for Selecting Change Strategies in IT Organizations.- Building Software Process Line Architectures from Bottom Up.- Refinement of Software Architectures by Recursive Model Transformations.- A UML-Based Process Meta-model Integrating a Rigorous Process Patterns Definition.- Ad Hoc Versus Systematic Planning of Software Releases – A Three-Staged Experiment.- A Software Process Tailoring System Focusing to Quantitative Management Plans.- An Extreme Approach to Automating Software Development with CBD, PLE and MDA Integrated.- Workshops.- Experiences and Methods from Integrating Evidence-Based Software Engineering into Education.- Workshop on Embedded Software Development in Collaboration.- Tutorials.- Software Product Metrics – Goal-Oriented Software Product Measurement.- Art and Science of System Release Planning.- Multiple Risk Management Process Supported by Ontology.- Get Your Experience Factory Ready for the Next Decade: Ten Years After “How to Build and Run One”.

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