Programming and Software Engineering

Product-Focused Software Process Improvement

8th International Conference, PROFES 2007, Riga, Latvia, July 2-4, 2007, Proceedings

Editors: Münch, Jürgen, Abrahamsson, Pekka (Eds.)

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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.

Table of contents (37 chapters)

  • Software Development and Globalization

    Rombach, H. Dieter

    Pages 1-1

  • Software Development Globalization from the Baltic Perspective

    Urtāns, Guntis

    Pages 2-2

  • Experiences in Applying Agile Software Development in F-Secure

    Still, Jari

    Pages 3-3

  • People Side of IT Globalization

    Dekkers, Carol

    Pages 4-4

  • An Industrial Survey of Software Outsourcing in China

    Ma, Jianqiang (et al.)

    Pages 5-19

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Product-Focused Software Process Improvement
Book Subtitle
8th International Conference, PROFES 2007, Riga, Latvia, July 2-4, 2007, Proceedings
Editors
  • Jürgen Münch
  • Pekka Abrahamsson
Series Title
Programming and Software Engineering
Series Volume
4589
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-73460-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-73460-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-73459-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 420
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