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SPI success factors within product usability evaluation

Jeff Winter, Kari Rönkkö
2010 Journal of Systems and Software  
Please cite this article in press as: Winter, J., Rönkkö, K., SPI success factors within product usability evaluation.  ...  This article presents an experience report where we compare 8 years of experience of product related usability testing and evaluation with principles for software process improvement (SPI).  ...  "Blekinge -Engineering Software Qualities" (BESQ, 2008) and the Vinnova Foundation in Sweden under a research grant for WeBIS (WeBIS, 2008) , dealing with method development, mixing innovation and usability  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jss.2010.04.066 fatcat:admu7dlcbff3fdm6dgwimypvgm

Using the Cognitive Walkthrough Method in Software Process Improvement

Péter Balázs
2015 e-Informatica Software Engineering Journal  
This approach builds on the strengths of the usability perspective, most importantly its rich method library.  ...  the past years, efforts in the field of Software Process Improvement were increasingly focusing on human aspects making one aware that people participating in the processes have a high impact on the success  ...  Conclusion People issues in SPI are gradually recognized as an important success factor in improvement projects and the new approach of applying the usability methodology has a potential to handle these  ... 
doi:10.5277/e-inf150105 dblp:journals/eInformatica/Polgar15 fatcat:k2nlu57m7ffbrbgf6x4a6veb44

Stakeholder Involvement: A Success Factor for Achieving Better UX Integration [article]

Pariya Kashfi, Kati Kuusinen, Robert Feldt
2016 arXiv   pre-print
Stakeholder involvement is one of the major success factors in integrating user experience (UX) practices into software development processes and organizations.  ...  Moreover, agile UX literature does not well address the specific characteristics of UX and it does not clearly differentiate between UX and usability work.  ...  [19] that shows how practitioners should address the known critical success factors and barriers to SPI in general.  ... 
arXiv:1610.04774v2 fatcat:67mn6kkeinbbdoliwus7o23mnm

Evaluation and Measurement of Software Process Improvement—A Systematic Literature Review

M. Unterkalmsteiner, T. Gorschek, A. K. M. M. Islam, Chow Kian Cheng, R. B. Permadi, R. Feldt
2012 IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering  
Potential confounding factors interfering with the evaluation of the improvement effort were assessed.  ...  CONCLUSION-The evaluation validity of SPI initiatives is challenged by the scarce consideration of potential confounding factors, particularly given that "Pre-Post Comparison" was identified as the most  ...  management success and project product success.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tse.2011.26 fatcat:aqa2aacpb5fb7mfhpz4ztptthy

Software prototyping

Guilherme Del Fiol, Haley Hanseler, Barbara Crouch, Mollie Cummins, Scott Nelson
2016 Applied Clinical Informatics  
After testing, the users provided feedback and evaluated the prototype using the System Usability Scale (SUS).Survey results from three users provided useful feedback that was then incorporated into the  ...  Next, we designed an interactive high-fidelity prototype and conducted scenario-based usability tests with end users.  ...  to endusers, especially since system usability is a key factor in HIE use and success [9] [10] [11] [12] , and poor design can result in medical errors [13] [14] [15] [16] .  ... 
doi:10.4338/aci-2015-07-cr-0091 pmid:27081404 pmcid:PMC4817332 fatcat:ipk3d5zt5zczfdja6tcqqrcnmy

MeD UD – A Process Reference Model for Usability Design in Medical Devices [chapter]

Derek Flood, Fergal Mc Caffery, Valentine Casey, Gilbert Regan
2013 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper we introduce MeD UD (Medical Device Usability Design) -A Process Reference Model (PRM) for evaluating usability engineering in the medical device domain.  ...  Through a process assessment utilising the MeD UD PRM, medical device organisations can improve their usability design processes to achieve more usable products, reduce the risks associated with user errors  ...  An understanding of the task to be completed can be critical to the success or failure of a product.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-39062-3_14 fatcat:3lx7dev7evbcxi3ycss7rbnptq

A conceptual framework for SPI evaluation

Michael Unterkalmsteiner, Tony Gorschek, A. K. M. Moinul Islam, Chow Kian Cheng, Rahadian Bayu Permadi, Robert Feldt
2013 Journal of Software: Evolution and Process  
success [52] .  ...  Furthermore, we target a dynamic evaluation [28] of SPI-MEF, instantiating the framework in a specific company context and piloting the implementation within an initiative that aims at improving the alignment  ...  On the other hand, SPI-MEF provides also guidance to initiate a new measurement and evaluation program. Perception of improvement success varies within the functional structure of an organization.  ... 
doi:10.1002/smr.1637 fatcat:2fw4d6p4tfah7dwbmktrgko2qa

A maturity model for the implementation of software process improvement: an empirical study

Mahmood Niazi, David Wilson, Didar Zowghi
2005 Journal of Systems and Software  
In the design of this maturity model we have extended the concept of critical success factors (CSFs). We have conducted CSF interviews with 23 Australian practitioners.  ...  However, these advances have not been matched by equal advances in the adoption of these standards and models in software development which has resulted in limited success for many SPI efforts.  ...  Validation of SPI implementation maturity model Usability analysis Usability is formally defined as the ''The extent to which a product can be used by specified users to achieve specified goals with  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jss.2003.10.017 fatcat:q5eymw6ydfb7hi6frmikcuqomm

Assessment of factors affecting the software process improvement in small organizations

Bakir Karahodza, Elma Avdagić-Golub, Alem Čolaković
2022 Science Engineering and Technology  
The maturity models are initially aimed for implementation in enterprise software organizations, government organizations and within the military industry.  ...  Table 1 . 1 SPI success factors Category Factor Description Business Gains from improvement are cumulative Although they produce significant technical and organizational costs, SPI gains accumulate over  ...  Characteristic factors for the success or failure of SPIs are most often related to general change management activities.  ... 
doi:10.54327/set2022/v2.i1.24 fatcat:arupmwgy5vhrhiyv5bjcpk4oqq

A conceptual framework for SPI evaluation [article]

Michael Unterkalmsteiner, Tony Gorschek, A.K.M. Moinul Islam, Chow Kian Cheng, Rahadian Bayu Permadi, Robert Feldt
2014 Zenodo  
The evaluation should be conducted within the interval range defined by the Lag Factor and Degradation Factor.  ...  is usable in practice?  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4066803 fatcat:utz5w6qvlnhe7hcdakhwdaawvm

Evaluating software engineering simulation games: The UGALCO framework

Daniela C. C. Peixoto, Rodolfo F. Resende, Clarindo Isaias P.S. Padua
2014 2014 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE) Proceedings  
Besides a detailed assessment of player's learning, usability, motivation, and user experience, we also included a communicability evaluation from the Human Computer Interaction field.  ...  This paper introduces UGALCO, a five-dimensional framework for simulation games evaluation.  ...  This seemed to become a seriously detracting factor that was recurrent in our evaluations.  ... 
doi:10.1109/fie.2014.7044204 dblp:conf/fie/PeixotoRP14 fatcat:qgt7rwxqhrak5bosrc3du7rywm

Adapting PROFES for Use in an Agile Process: An Industry Experience Report [chapter]

Andreas Jedlitschka, Dirk Hamann, Thomas Göhlert, Astrid Schröder
2005 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Customers of those organizations demand a specified quality of the delivered products.  ...  Objective: Adapt the PROFES Improvement Methodology for use in an industrial, agile process context, to ensure more predictable product quality.  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank all interviewees at the customer site who have contributed to the success of this work by providing their expert knowledge.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11497455_39 fatcat:jmunxovhr5eulifl5rcwtve7ei

Integration of accessibility design patterns with the software implementation process of ISO/IEC 29110

Sandra Sanchez-Gordon, Mary Sánchez-Gordón, Murat Yilmaz, Rory V. O'Connor
2018 Journal of Software: Evolution and Process  
Simulators and automated tools showed no accessibility errors and experts evaluated 10 heuristics principles and did not identify any severity issues.  ...  To validate the set of patterns, an online course for Spanish speakers was developed, and the evaluation was carried out using simulators, automated tools, experts, and users.  ...  | Tests The evaluation of the web application was carried out with (1) visual disabilities simulators and accessibility evaluation automated tools, (2) heuristic evaluation with experts, and (3) usability  ... 
doi:10.1002/smr.1987 fatcat:nh67ydh74zfprnw6kp6jh63kpu

Using the IDEAL software process improvement model for the implementation of Automotive SPICE

Ruth Klendauer, Axel Hoffmann, Jan Marco Leimeister, Marina Berkovich, Helmut Krcmar
2012 2012 5th International Workshop on Co-operative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE)  
The data indicate that adjustments are especially needed with regard to the factors participation and communication.  ...  Also, informal networks between companies, early decision-making and usability are shown to play an important role and might be added to the model.  ...  They add to the body of knowledge on SPI and success factors [12] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/chase.2012.6223026 dblp:conf/icse/KlendauerHLBK12 fatcat:rq2m24k6p5dahiachnlflgqip4

A Methodology for Software Process Improvement Roadmaps for Regulated Domains – Example with IEC 62366 [chapter]

Derek Flood, Fergal Mc Caffery, Valentine Casey, Gilbert Regan
2013 Communications in Computer and Information Science  
Within regulated domains, such as the medical device industry, adherence to international standards must be achieved before products can be placed on the market.  ...  Software process improvement initiatives offer many benefits in terms of productivity, cost savings and quality.  ...  This standard identifies 6 key stages; Risk Analysis, Risk Evaluation, Risk Control, Evaluation of overall residual risk acceptability, Risk Management Report, and Production and Post-Production information  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-39179-8_3 fatcat:tfrtpfrpdbgb5nz4epfkeokuri
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