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Issue 5 • Date Oct. 2002

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  • Editorial special issue: empirical software engineering

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 113 - 114
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  • Validating metrics for data warehouses

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 161 - 166
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    Organisations are adopting data warehouses to manage information efficiently as the main organisational asset. This success of data warehouses (DW) can be explained because a data warehouse is a set of data and technologies aimed at enabling the executives, managers and analysts to make better and faster decisions. Due to the principal role of data warehouses in taking strategic decisions, quality... View full abstract»

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  • Investigating the influence of software inspection process parameters on inspection meeting performance

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 115 - 121
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    The question of whether inspection meetings justify their cost has been discussed in several studies. However, it is still open as to how modern defect detection techniques and team size influence meeting performance, particularly with respect to different classes of defect severity. The influence of software inspection process parameters (defect detection technique, team size, meeting effort) on ... View full abstract»

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  • Making inferences with small numbers of training sets

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 123 - 130
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    A potential methodological problem with empirical studies that assess project effort prediction system is discussed. Frequently, a hold-out strategy is deployed so that the data set is split into a training and a validation set. Inferences are then made concerning the relative accuracy of the different prediction techniques under examination. This is typically done on very small numbers of sampled... View full abstract»

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  • Benchmarking of processes for managing product platforms: a case study

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 137 - 142
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    A case study is presented in which two organisations have participated in a benchmarking initiative to discover improvement suggestions for their processes for managing product platforms. The initiative, based on an instrument which consists of a list of questions, has been developed as part of this study and contains eight major categories of questions that guide the participating organisations t... View full abstract»

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  • Requirements problems in twelve software companies: an empirical analysis

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 153 - 160
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    A study of the problems experienced by twelve software companies in their requirements process is discussed. The aim of the work is to develop a more holistic understanding of the requirements process, so that companies can more effectively organise and manage requirements. The findings suggest that most requirements problems are organisational rather than technical, and that there is a relationsh... View full abstract»

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  • Experiment about test-first programming

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 131 - 136
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    Test-first programming is one of the central techniques of extreme programming. Programming test-first means (i) write down a test-case before coding and (ii) make all the tests executable for regression testing. Thus far, knowledge about test-first programming is limited to experience reports. Nothing is known about the benefits of test-first compared to traditional programming (design, implement... View full abstract»

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  • Aggregating viewpoints for strategic software process improvement-a method and a case study

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 143 - 152
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    Decisions regarding strategic software process improvement (SPI) are generally based on the management's viewpoint of the situation, and in some cases also the viewpoints of some kind of an SPI group. This may result in strategies which are not accepted throughout the organisation, as the views of how the process is functioning are different throughout the company. A method for identifying the maj... View full abstract»

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