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Education impact of evolutionary software development

Vaclav Rajlich
2013 2013 26th International Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T)  
The position paper then discusses what the shift means for the software engineering education. As an example, it briefly presents how software engineering is taught at Wayne State University.  ...  The paradigm shift from waterfall to evolutionary software development (that includes agile development) has been widespread in industry, but academia is still struggling with it.  ...  However this waterfall development often does not work because of the volatility that is common in software projects.  ... 
doi:10.1109/cseet.2013.6595272 dblp:conf/csee/Rajlich13 fatcat:u665m6ie75bwtpyjvyytx473aa

Requirement Prioritization Decision Factors for Agile Development Environments

Gregory Hoff, Ann L. Fruhling, Kerry Ward
2008 Americas Conference on Information Systems  
This strategy is based on Value Based Software Engineering principles that different requirements deliver different levels of value and diverse stakeholders view the importance of the value of various  ...  requirements differently and thus, will prioritize them differently.  ...  Secondly, future research needs to understand more how risk management affects requirement prioritization in an agile development project.  ... 
dblp:conf/amcis/HoffFW08 fatcat:g6hhi4rr5vgtvpy7rynlsngtni

Development of a Structured Framework to Minimize Impact of Requirement Volatility

Harsh Dev, Ranjana Awasthi
2012 International Journal of Computer Applications  
Minimizing the impact of the requirement volatility in software development process is a critical issue for both researchers and practitioners.  ...  In this paper, we have proposed RVMIN framework that is incorporated in SDLC, in a way that it minimizes impact of change on the stakeholder in terms of time and cost.  ...   How are changed requirements incorporated in the system in current scenario?  What is the impact of requirement changes in software development process?  ... 
doi:10.5120/7808-0943 fatcat:3yxhsvtns5efzo4xgx3b677ddm

Analysis of requirements volatility during software development life cycle

N. Nurmuliani, D. Zowghi, S. Powell
2004 2004 Australian Software Engineering Conference. Proceedings.  
This paper mainly focuses on change analysis to identify and characterize the causes of requirements volatility.  ...  During the development process, we also examined the extent of requirements volatility and discovered that the rate of volatility was high at the time of requirements specification completion and while  ...  However, very little research has been published on the identification of requirements volatility problems and the strategies to manage its impact on software development projects.  ... 
doi:10.1109/aswec.2004.1290455 dblp:conf/aswec/NurmulianiZF04 fatcat:p34glxas7vdcrlihu5ciob4yz4

Developing Trust In Virtual Software Development Teams

Valentine Casey
2010 Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research  
Research has identified distance in its various forms as an important factor which negatively impacts on global software development and on virtual software team operation in particular.  ...  The serious implications of these factors are due to the need for dependence on asynchronous and online communication which is inherent to global software development and the operation of virtual software  ...  The level of attrition section focused on how these software organizations based in India held on to their existing staff in what is a very volatile labor market.  ... 
doi:10.4067/s0718-18762010000200004 fatcat:btirrk2x3nd63it5ytnwkltove

Emergent Knowledge in Web Development [chapter]

David Lowe
2003 Managing Software Engineering Knowledge  
We discuss these differences and the impact that they have on the development processes that are adopted for commercial Web systems.  ...  Amongst other factors, there is substantial volatility in clients' articulation of their requirements, particularly as their understanding evolves of the way in which the systems under development might  ...  Acknowledgements The author wishes to acknowledge the assistance and insights of numerous people in developing the concepts described in this chapter.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-662-05129-0_8 fatcat:5qczs7jz3vhefbxvg26cc2otei

Fit of Development Methodologies in Software Projects

Sriram Rajagopalan, Saji K. Mathew, Vijayan Sugumaran
2016 Americas Conference on Information Systems  
We analysed a sample of 163 software development projects using PLS-SEM and our results show that the use of traditional methodology strongly countered the negative effect of requirement volatility on  ...  However, choice of methodology and its implications on project outcomes still remain under-investigated.  ...  of business scope (volatility), complexity and criticality and development methodology as project factor Requirement volatility Changes in requirements is common in software development due to changes  ... 
dblp:conf/amcis/RajagopalanMS16 fatcat:juh3qrrombadtg4fncf4wgmwxa

Benchmarking software development productivity

K.D. Maxwell, P. Forselius
2000 IEEE Software  
As a solution, a company could use benchmarking equations-such as the ones we derived from a productivity-variation analysis we performed on the Experience database-to compare their software-development  ...  Also, because industry-wide productivity rates vary widely, and there are many different ways to "cut" the data, determining which projects to benchmark against is not easy.  ...  Thanks also to Herve Balloux, Barbara Kitchenham, and the reviewers for their comments on an earlier version of this article.  ... 
doi:10.1109/52.820015 fatcat:q3uzn6hveze6zm5opjormoedvy

A Contigency Model for Requirements Development

Tuure Tuunanen, Matti Rossi, Timo Saarinen, Lars Mathiassen
2007 Journal of the AIS  
The model integrates the literature on requirements and software development; sets the scene for future research; and, finally proposes how practitioners can manage risks in requirements development projects  ...  Based on 116 quality journal articles, we analyze requirements development risks, requirements development techniques, and heuristics for how they are effectively related.  ...  identified several sources of volatility (e.g. market impacts, company impacts and hidden impacts) in their classic study.  ... 
doi:10.17705/1jais.00143 fatcat:zxi7nvmvdbfa7l4vmdgkqmxl64

The effects of development team skill on software product quality

Justin M. Beaver, Guy A. Schiavone
2006 Software engineering notes  
While it is difficult to argue that complexity and process are factors in the quality of a developed software product, there is a general failure to address what every software project manager knows all  ...  The low correlation coefficients indicate that requirements skill has very little impact on the volatility of the software specification.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1127878.1127882 fatcat:mqiszxg5afcm3jzls7sxzpsuoy

Contextualizing agile software development

Philippe Kruchten
2011 Journal of Software: Evolution and Process  
This paper presents a contextual model for software-intensive systems development to guide the adoption and adaptation of agile software development practices.  ...  This is the case for large systems, distributed development environment, safety-critical systems, system requiring a novel architecture, or systems with an unorthodox business model or governance model  ...  In small organizations, with few software development projects, this distinction does not apply, and all factors are on the same level.  ... 
doi:10.1002/smr.572 fatcat:jskcovmp2bg3lce2kj64i6uxcq

Why do software developers practice test-driven development?

Patrick Kayongo, Wallace Chigona, Zwelithini Mabhena
2016 2016 International Conference on Advances in Computing and Communication Engineering (ICACCE)  
There has been some research conducted to understand TDD by looking at its effects on both the outcomes and the practice of software development.  ...  On the other hand, some research has also found it to increase time spent on completing tasks.  ...  Wallace Chigona, who patiently supported me through the uncertainty of topics and delays with completion. Without his continuous feedback and support, this would not be possible.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icacce.2016.8073775 fatcat:adiimqijdzdbpiqhsosal2li6q

Sources of conflict between developers and testers in software development

Xihui Zhang, Thomas F. Stafford, Jasbir S. Dhaliwal, Mark L. Gillenson, Gertrude Moeller
2014 Information & Management  
This study addresses one major research question: What are the sources of interpersonal conflict between developers and testers in software development?  ...  Developer-Tester Interpersonal Conflict Sawyer (2001) notes that while much IS and software development-specific conflict research has focused on interaction between user and IS staff, the relationship  ...  In particular, it addresses one major research question: What are the sources of interpersonal conflict between developers and testers in software development?  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.im.2013.09.006 fatcat:6wfplh43grbljazb2qxdaoks34

The Making of Cloud Applications An Empirical Study on Software Development for the Cloud [article]

Jürgen Cito, Philipp Leitner, Thomas Fritz, Harald C. Gall
2015 arXiv   pre-print
Our results show that adopting the cloud has a profound impact throughout the software development process, as well as on how developers utilize tools and data in their daily work.  ...  This paper reports on the first systematic study on how software developers build applications in the cloud.  ...  Acknowledgment The authors would like to thank all interview and survey participants.  ... 
arXiv:1409.6502v2 fatcat:pu4iishurrddnmuv77ztdefbre

Adaptation Patterns in Agile Information Systems Development Teams

Thomas Kude, Saskia Bick, Christoph Tobias Schmidt, Armin Heinzl
2014 European Conference on Information Systems  
This research draws on team adaptation theory to study how agile information systems development (ISD) teams respond to non-routine events in their work environment.  ...  Our results show that the theoretical link between different types of events and adaption patterns depends on the type of event and the reach of the events' impact as well as on the extent to which the  ...  Acknowledgements We thank the Associate Editor and the reviewers for their helpful comments. We also thank Kai Spohrer for providing valuable feedback on earlier versions of this paper.  ... 
dblp:conf/ecis/KudeBSH14 fatcat:cre6hjdg2vfc3n6dlpm6rhujsm
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