Programming and Software Engineering

Product-Focused Software Process Improvement

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

Editors: Münch, Jürgen, Vierimaa, Matias (Eds.)

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The 7th International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES 2006) brought together researchers and industrial practitioners for reporting new research results and exchanging experiences and findings in the area of process and product improvement. The focus of the conference was on understanding, evaluating, controlling, and improving the relationship between process improvement activities (such as the deployment of innovative defect detection processes) and their effects on products (such as improved product reliability and safety). Consequently, major topics of the conference included the evaluation of existing software process improvement (SPI) approaches in different contexts, the presentation of new or modified SPI approaches, and the relation between SPI and new development techniques or emerging application domains. The need for SPI is being widely recognized. Current trends in software intensive systems such as increased distribution of software development and growing dependability on software-intensive systems in everyday life emphasize this need. This implies the establishment of advanced process improvement capabilities and an adequate understanding of the impact of the processes on the generated products, services, and business value in different situations. Recent trends enforce the establishment of such capabilities: more and more products are being developed in distributed, global environments with many customer-supplier relations in the development chain. Outsourcing, off-shoring, near-shoring, and in-sourcing aggravate this trend. In addition, systems are being built from multiple disciplines (such as electronics, mechanics, and software). Supporting such distributed and multi-disciplinary development requires well-understood and accurately implemented development process interfaces, process synchronization, and process evolution.

Table of contents (48 chapters)

  • Processes and the Software Business

    Genuchten, Michiel

    Pages 1-1

  • Controlling the Chaos of the CMMI Continuous Representation

    Cannegieter, Jan Jaap

    Pages 2-2

  • Evidence-Based Software Engineering and Systematic Literature Reviews

    Kitchenham, Barbara

    Pages 3-3

  • Expanding the Scope of Software Product Families: Problems and Alternative Approaches

    Bosch, Jan

    Pages 4-4

  • Defining the Process for Making Software System Modernization Decisions

    Ahonen, Jarmo J. (et al.)

    Pages 5-18

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Product-Focused Software Process Improvement
Book Subtitle
7th International Conference, PROFES 2006, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 12-14, 2006, Proceedings
Editors
  • Jürgen Münch
  • Matias Vierimaa
Series Title
Programming and Software Engineering
Series Volume
4034
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-34683-8
DOI
10.1007/11767718
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-34682-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 476
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