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Product integration improvement based on analysis of build statistics
Mälardalen University, Department of Computer Science and Electronics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0921-0878
ABB Distribution Automation, Vaasa, Finland.
ABB Robotics, Västerås, Sweden .
2007 (English)In: 6th Joint Meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, ESEC/FSE 2007, 2007, p. 505-508Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Process improvement efforts based on best practices and standards such as the CMMI use appraisal results as input and focus on implementing processes as described in reference models. Since these models are of a general character the conclusions from the assessments could easily overlook problems experienced in the daily work. In addition, process improvement programs often fail to engage practitioners. To improve this, data that can be related to the daily work can help. This paper reports on the results from a study performed to understand how process data can complement project appraisals in finding improvement possibilities. A method for mapping process data to different practices and combining this with project appraisals to form a basis for focused performance improvement is proposed and a study including four projects from three organizations is presented. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. p. 505-508
National Category
Software Engineering
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-4131DOI: 10.1145/1287624.1287696Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-37849032494ISBN: 978-159593811-4 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-4131DiVA, id: diva2:120953
Conference
6th Joint Meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference and the 14th ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, ESEC/FSE 2007; Dubrovnik; Croatia; 3 September 2007 through 7 September 2007
Available from: 2007-10-29 Created: 2007-10-29 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Key Elements of Software Product Integration Processes
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Key Elements of Software Product Integration Processes
2007 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
Abstract [en]

The product integration is a particularly critical phase of the software product development process as many problems originating from earlier phases become visible in this phase. Problems in product integration result in delays and rework. One of the measures to decrease the late discovery of problems is the use of development standards and guidelines that define practices to ensure correctness of the product integration. However, even if such standards and reference models exist, they are in not used consistently. One of the reasons is a lack of a proof that they indeed improve the integration process, and even more important, that they are sufficient for performing efficient and correct product integration.

The conclusion of the presented research is that the available descriptions in standards and reference models taken one by one are insufficient and must be consolidated to help development organizations improve the product integration process. The research has resulted in a proposed combination of the activities included in the different reference models. This combination has been based on a number of case studies. Through the case studies performed in seven different product development organizations, a relationship between problems that are observed and the failure to follow the recommendations in reference models is identified. The analysis has indicated which practices are necessary, and how other practices support these. The goal with the research is to provide product development organizations with guidelines for how to perform software product integration.

One additional finding of the research is the existence of relation between software architecture and the development process. A method for identifying dependencies between evolvement of software architectures and adaptation of integration practices has been demonstrated.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för datavetenskap och elektronik, 2007. p. 62
Series
Mälardalen University Press Dissertations, ISSN 1651-4238 ; 50
Keyword
product integration, software development, process improvement
National Category
Software Engineering
Research subject
Computer Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-444 (URN)978-91-85485-61-1 (ISBN)
Public defence
2007-12-06, Delta, R-huset, Högskoleplan 1, Västerås, Västerås, 10:00
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Available from: 2007-10-29 Created: 2007-10-29 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved

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