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The agile culture: leading through trust and ownership
Pixton P., Gibson P., Nickolaisen N., Addison-Wesley Professional, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2014. 192 pp. Type: Book (978-0-321940-14-8)
It’s 2014. Is your organization agile yet? That is to say, can it quickly respond to emerging customer requirements and is it open to change and innovation? This book can show you how to achieve these organizational goals.
Jun 2 2014
Successful extreme programming: fidelity to the methodology or good teamworking?
Wood S., Michaelides G., Thomson C. Information and Software Technology 55(4): 660-672, 2013. Type: Article
Application software development in the business world traditionally centered around business applications such as accounting, production, and marketing, where users and managers understood the application area. Today, software develop...
Jul 1 2013
Facilitating the transition from use case models to analysis models: approach and experiments
Yue T., Briand L., Labiche Y. ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology 22(1): 1-38, 2013. Type: Article
Restricted use case modeling (RUCM), developed by Yue et al., provides well-defined rules and a related use case template to facilitate use case modeling and the derivation of unified modeling language (UML) analysis models (in the for...
Jun 28 2013
Necessary and neglected?: An empirical study of internal documentation in agile software development teams
Stettina C., Heijstek W. SIGDOC 2011 (Proc. of the 29th ACM International Conference on Design of Communication, Pisa, Italy, Oct 3-5, 2011) 159-166, 2011. Type: Proceedings
Agile programming is not known for favoring internal software documentation. Since internal documentation does not directly contribute to making clients happy, agile programmers exhibit little enthusiasm for drafting ideas in plain tex...
Feb 3 2012
A survey on UML-based aspect-oriented design modeling
Wimmer M., Schauerhuber A., Kappel G., Retschitzegger W., Schwinger W., Kapsammer E. ACM Computing Surveys 43(4): 1-33, 2011. Type: Article
Aspect-oriented modeling (AOM) is emerging as a relatively mature paradigm in software design. This paper, which summarizes and critiques existing work in the field, is recommended reading for software designers who use or are consider...
Dec 28 2011
Social modeling for requirements engineering
Yu E., Giorgini P., Maiden N., Mylopoulos J., The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2011. 760 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262240-55-0)
Reading this book has changed the way I look at the world. Waiting for the bus, I realized that I depended on the bus driver to get me to work on time. On the bus, I saw that the driver depends on passengers to get on and off quickly i...
Apr 7 2011
On the effort of augmenting use cases with screen mockups: results from a preliminary empirical study
Ricca F., Scanniello G., Torchiano M., Reggio G., Astesiano E. ESEM 2010 (Proceedings of the 2010 ACM-IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement, Bolzano-Bozen, Italy, Sep 16-17, 2010) 1-4, 2010. Type: Proceedings
Use-case dogma requires that scenarios be written in the “essential style,” without specifying the technology or “look and feel” of the user interface. This paper challenges the above doctrine wi...
Feb 4 2011
From collective knowledge to intelligence: pre-requirements analysis of large and complex systems
Liang P., Avgeriou P., He K., Xu L. Web2SE 2010 (Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Web 2.0 for Software Engineering, Cape Town, South Africa, May 4, 2010) 26-30, 2010. Type: Proceedings
This very short contribution views requirements engineering as a social collaborative activity. In particular, the authors quote Dick Gabriel to express the issue: “The key part of [ultra-large-scale, ULS] is to say it...
Oct 22 2010
An aspect-oriented approach to business process modeling
Cappelli C., Leite J., Batista T., Silva L. EA 2009 (Proceedings of the 15th Workshop on Early Aspects, Charlottesville, VA, Mar 3, 2009) 7-12, 2009. Type: Proceedings
Business process modeling (BPM) is an important, if not essential, activity in developing information systems. It forms a strong base for software requirements, and can impact virtually all aspects of the related software development. ...
Apr 21 2009
Pro LINQ object relational mapping in C# 2008
Mehta V., Apress, Berkeley, CA, 2008. 408 pp. Type: Book (9781590599655)
Visual Studio and the .NET technologies are evolving at a rapid pace. Relational databases are a critical component of nearly every major software application, making it necessary to map from the object model of the application to the ...
Oct 30 2008
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