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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
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”.