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Issue 5 • October 2009

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  • Evaluation and assessment in software engineering [Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):337 - 338
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    Software engineers find that experiments are difficult to perform. Furthermore, no experiment can be considered flawless no matter how well conducted. In this Special Issue the authors have addressed this problem as well as emphasising the need to undertake more empirical studies with discussing practical and methodological issues associated with evaluation. As so, all the papers in this Special I... View full abstract»

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  • Empirical study of Sommerville and Sawyer's requirements engineering practices

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):339 - 355
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    Practices in seven key areas from requirements engineering (RE) good practice guide are examined via in-depth interviews with ten Australian software development organisations. Our objective is to provide a better understanding of the relative perceived value of the RE practices investigated and to provide an initial assessment of the appropriateness of Sommerville and Sawyer's three classificatio... View full abstract»

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  • Software project initiation and planning - an empirical study

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):356 - 368
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    This study describes a study of 14 software companies, on how they initiate and pre-plan software projects. The aim was to obtain an indication of the range of planning activities carried out. The study, using a convenience sample, was carried out using structured interviews, with questions about early software project planning activities. The study offers evidence that an iterative and incrementa... View full abstract»

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  • Applying a reusable framework for software selection

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):369 - 380
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    With increasing use of component-based development (CBD), the process for selecting software from repositories is a critical concern for quality systems development. As support for developers blending in-house and third party software, the context-driven component evaluation (CdCE) process provides a three-phase approach to software selection: filtering to a short list, functional evaluation and r... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluating distributed inspection through controlled experiments

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):381 - 394
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    Inspection methods can be classified according to their discipline and flexibility. The discipline concerns the formal aspect of an inspection method, whereas the flexibility is strongly related to the simplicity of organising and conducting a meeting. The majority of the available distributed inspection methods have a high level of discipline and flexibility as they are based on a well-defined pr... View full abstract»

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  • Relationship between design patterns defects and crosscutting concern scattering degree: an empirical study

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):395 - 409
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    Design patterns are solutions to recurring design problems, aimed at increasing reuse, code quality and, above all, maintainability and resilience to changes. Despite such advantages, the usage of design patterns implies the presence of crosscutting code implementing the pattern usage and access from other system components. When the system evolves, the presence of crosscutting code can cause repe... View full abstract»

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  • Cross-domain investigation of empirical practices

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):410 - 421
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    The authors are seeking the best ways to employ evidence-based practices in software engineering research and practice so that the outcomes can inform practice and policy-making. The objective of this study is to investigate how other academic disciplines use evidence-based practices in order to help assess the guidelines that the authors have developed for conducting systematic literature reviews... View full abstract»

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  • Investigating the use of chronological split for software effort estimation

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):422 - 434
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    In previous studies, the authors investigated separately the use of two different types of chronological splits (project-by-project split and date-based split) for assigning projects to training sets and testing sets. The aim of this study is to compare the two types of chronological splits against each other, to see whether either leads to better prediction accuracy. Estimation models were built ... View full abstract»

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  • Preliminary study of sequence effects in judgment-based software development work-effort estimation

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):435 - 441
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    Software development effort estimates are often inaccurate. This study investigates to what degree and why the sequence in which we estimate software work affect the effort estimates. The results may be used to improve judgment-based software development effort estimation processes. Two controlled experiments were conducted. In the first experiment, software professionals were randomly allocated t... View full abstract»

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