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Scrum + engineering practices: experiences of three Microsoft teams
Williams L., Brown G., Meltzer A., Nagappan N. ESEM 2011 (Proceedings of the 2011 International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement, Banff, AB, Canada, Sep 22-23, 2011) 463-471, 2011. Type: Proceedings
Scrum is a methodology for iterative and incremental software development. Engineering practices, however, must also be adopted to help ensure the delivery of quality software. This paper relates the experiences of three teams at Microsoft who emp...
Jun 12 2012
The effectiveness of test-driven development: an industrial case study
a T., Bati
D. Software Quality Journal 19(4): 643-661, 2011. Type: Article
Given the rapidly increasing demand for software products in practically every field, the effectiveness of software development is becoming more and more crucial. In recent years, many methods have been developed to address this issue. One of them...
Jun 4 2012
Reducing the effort of bug report triage: recommenders for development-oriented decisions
Anvik J., Murphy G. ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology 20(3): 1-35, 2011. Type: Article
Anvik and Murphy focus on bug reports, which are traditionally underutilized by developers, as a tool to increase quality and decrease risks in software development. The authors’ bug report analysis tool--a recommender--shows defin...
Oct 24 2011
Developer fluency: achieving true mastery in software projects
Zhou M., Mockus A. FSE 2010 (Proceedings of the 18th ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, Santa Fe, NM, Nov 7-11, 2010) 137-146, 2010. Type: Proceedings
When organizations outsource software development, a rapid increase in the use of new developers is likely. This can reduce productivity and cause delays. In this paper, Zhou and Mockus address the topic of “developer fluency” and rela...
Jun 13 2011
Impact of classes of development coordination tools on software development performance: a multinational empirical study
Tiwana A. ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology 17(2): 1-47, 2008. Type: Article
Regression modeling of data for 209 outsourced software development projects found that the influence of tools on project effectiveness and efficiency varied according to the degree of conceptual and process novelty present. Input variables compri...
Jul 8 2009
Struggles of new college graduates in their first software development job
Begel A., Simon B. Computer science education (Proceedings of the 39th SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, Portland, OR, Mar 12-15, 2008) 226-230, 2008. Type: Proceedings
If you have ever wondered why new software graduates are so poorly prepared to work, then you must read this wonderful paper. It explains the challenges facing new college graduates and university curricula....
Apr 16 2008
Improving software testing by observing practice
Taipale O., Smolander K. International symposium on empirical software engineering (Proceedings of the 2006 ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sep 21-22, 2006) 262-271, 2006. Type: Proceedings
Taipale and Smolander report on an extensive qualitative study of software testing. They conducted 41 interviews with development and testing managers, testers, and system analysts. In total, 946 pages of transcribed interview data were analyzed, ...
Jun 18 2007
Corporate software project management
Lecky-Thompson G., Charles River Media, Inc., Rockland, MA, 2005. 376 pp. Type: Book (9781584503859)
Today’s software development organizations are striving to produce high-quality software products. When it comes to large projects, improvement is needed. It is time for these companies, and their software engineers, to change. This book wil...
Jun 13 2006
A probabilistic model for predicting software development effort
Pendharkar P., Subramanian G., Rodger J. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering 31(7): 615-624, 2005. Type: Article
The study discussed in this paper attempts to take advantage of the strengths of the Bayesian model, such as its ability to generate a point forecast (or probability bounds for a forecast), and integrate it into a new predicting software developme...
May 9 2006
Estimating software based on use case points
Carroll E. Object-oriented programming, systems, languages, and applications (Companion to the 20th Annual ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Object-oriented Programming, Systems, Languages, and Applications, San Diego, CA, USA, Oct 16-20, 2005) 257-265, 2005. Type: Proceedings, Reviews: (2 of 2)
Accurate estimation is hard to do. This work is a short study of software estimation and analysis, reporting impressive results—a less than nine percent deviation from actual results for 200 projects over five years....
Jan 6 2006
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