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Proceedings. Ninth International Software Process Workshop

5-7 Oct. 1995

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  • Proceedings. Ninth International Software Process Workshop

    Publication Year: 1994
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  • Session 1: People, Processes, and Practice

    Publication Year: 1994
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  • Session 5: People in Context

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  • Session 4: Experimentation in the Process Framework

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  • Author index

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  • Formalising humans in software processes

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):60 - 61
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    In formally specifying software processes, the effects of human behaviour may best be classified in two broad categories. An executioner of a certain task plays a passive role, which does not affect the course of the process. A decision-maker does affect its course, sometimes radically. This difference reveals itself when we try to formulate axioms, where the effects of the former reduce to operat... View full abstract»

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  • CSCW and Software Process

    Publication Year: 1994
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  • Coupled vs decoupled user interaction environments in PSEEs

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):50 - 52
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    We discuss the relationship between the process modeling language (PML) paradigm and user interaction paradigm in a PSEE. On one side, the user interaction paradigm may strongly depend on the PML and its supporting environment. On the other side, it is related to the social context and the specific process in which it is used. A user interaction environment decoupled from the PML may be tailored t... View full abstract»

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  • Personal `progress functions' in the software process

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):117 - 121
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    Individual developers can expect improvement in software productivity as a consequence of (i) a growing stock of knowledge and experience gained by repeatedly doing the same task (first-order learning) or (ii) due to technological and training programs supported by the organization (second-order learning). Organizations have used this type of progress behavior in making managerial decisions regard... View full abstract»

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  • Using process descriptions as templates of communication flow

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):74 - 77
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    We have studied a mechanism of interaction support in software process by using an agent program prepared for every entity of the process. The agent defined accepts the requests and replies to them. We are now prototyping the communication support system based on this framework. More intelligent agent mechanisms such as automatic message routing could be investigated View full abstract»

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  • OPT: organization and process together

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):57 - 59
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    The role of humans in the software development process must be studied in the context of their organizational configuration. The organizational structure within which the process executes has a profound effect on its outcome. The communication and interaction problems associated with human involvement in development cannot be addressed by process improvement alone. The solution must include organi... View full abstract»

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  • Evolution, feedback and software technology

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):134 - 137
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    Despite many technical innovations in methods and techniques for software development and in the provision of tool support the current industrial software development process is still considered inadequate. Systems that are delivered are often inadequate in their function, performance or quality. There are still far too many delayed or failed projects. Cost overruns and delivery delays are the nor... View full abstract»

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  • By the way, has anyone studied any real programmers, yet? [software development process]

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):93 - 95
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    What more should we be doing to better understand process? I believe that we should observe professional software developers in their organizations. We should study what they do, and then build productive theories (a theory that addresses some important and significantly defensible explanation for the phenomena) to explain why they are doing what we observe. Finally, we should refine these theorie... View full abstract»

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  • Data collection in a process-sensitive software engineering environment

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):47 - 49
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    All software projects are experiments in the sense of the scientific method because the outcomes are not known in advance, theories and hypotheses may be tested in the project empirically, and data must be collected and analyzed. Empirical data allows us to characterize projects, gauge improvements in an environment, and reason about the value of new technologies. The paper discusses our ideas abo... View full abstract»

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  • Integrating groupware and process technologies in the Oz environment

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):114 - 116
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    Human-to-human collaboration is critical in any multi-user, multi-organization development process. The CSCW community has already produced extensive work on modeling and supporting collaboration between members of a (possibly geographically dispersed) team. Now that high-speed networks and a sophisticated communication infrastructure (the Internet) have made CSCW technologies more feasible, we ar... View full abstract»

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  • Separating process model enactment from process execution in Provence

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):70 - 73
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    The conceptual distinction between the enactment of a software process model and the actual execution (or performance) of a process has been pointed out by Fernstrom (1983). Separating the two domains is essential for process support systems that aim to provide process-centered assistance without changing the project's working environment, by which I mean the set of tools and the file system utili... View full abstract»

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  • ISPW9 process demonstration-summary

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):19 - 32
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    A process demonstration day was held at the 9th International Software Process Workshop (ISPWS), 1994. The objective of the demonstration day was twofold: to evaluate how different systems and environments support/guide users in the fulfilment of their project activities, and to bring forth technical issues identified by the different implementers in the context of their formalisms and systems. A ... View full abstract»

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  • An alternative to software process languages

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):129 - 131
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    We argue that years of research into the characteristics needed in an “ideal” software process definition language have only demonstrated that such a language, if one were to exist, would be impossibly large and complicated. We suggest that it would be most difficult to write clear and effective process definitions in such a language. Thus, the prospects for continuing with this line o... View full abstract»

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  • Process models as multi-reader collaborative hyperdocuments

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):85 - 89
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    The Trellis model of human/computer interaction, in the context of hypermedia documents, is a good basis for specifying and applying software process models. The emphasis on user-direction of control gained from the hypermedia paradigm makes Trellis models inherently less program-like and more human-oriented. Trellis differs from other hypermedia models by using parallel automata (colored timed Pe... View full abstract»

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  • Lowering the entry barrier and raising the confidence in large process models

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):144 - 147
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    Industrial software managers have been hesitant to adopt the results of software process research in part because the costs of developing formal process models are too high and because there is insufficient support for maintaining and evolving these models. We believe that methods alleviating these shortcomings will spur the adoption of process technologies. In this paper, we describe our work tow... View full abstract»

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  • Cooperation patterns in PSEEs

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):42 - 43
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    The paper focuses on cooperation support in process-centred software development environments. A transaction-based approach is proposed, which supports and forces the cooperation of software developers by synchronizing the concurrent execution of development tasks. The proposed transaction concept uses the knowledge of a software process to avoid or resolve concurrency conflicts. Cooperation patte... View full abstract»

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  • Toward collaborative software processes

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):107 - 109
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    “Integration” takes on many meanings in a software engineering context. Much progress has been made in the integration of tools available to a software engineer. Now the integration also encompasses the integration of software engineering teams. This paper presents an evolutionary view of software integration that includes the tool integration and the collaboration aspects of a fully i... View full abstract»

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  • Meta-integration for process integrated CASE environments

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):62 - 66
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    This paper aims firstly at integrating the reference models for software processes (human activities) and for CASE environments (machinery activities), and then at providing meta-integration between services for both activities. Five kinds of integration for tool and process frameworks, including “cooperative work (CW)” integration that is newly identified, are investigated by distingu... View full abstract»

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  • Process Formalisms/Tools/Architecture - Implications for Humans - Session Summary -

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  • The “process in the tool syndrome”: is it becoming worse?

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):53 - 56
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    It is well known that it may be difficult to integrate a tool in a process-centred SDE (PSDE) whenever the tool embeds an implicit model of (part of) the software process. Usually this happens because the tools exploit some predefined product and/or control structure, and difficulties arise because of an impedance mismatch between the model that is implicit in the tool and the one that is explicit... View full abstract»

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