Journal of Software: Evolution and Process

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Special Issue: ICSSP 2011 Special Issue: Processes for Tomorrow's Systems and Software Engineering: An evolving Dynamic Domain

April 2014

Volume 26, Issue 4

Pages i–iii, 369–463

Issue edited by: David Raffo, Dietmar Pfahl, Li Zhang

  1. Issue Information

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. Editorial
    4. Special Issue Papers
    1. Issue Information (pages i–iii)

      Article first published online: 15 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/smr.1625

  2. Editorial

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. Editorial
    4. Special Issue Papers
  3. Special Issue Papers

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. Editorial
    4. Special Issue Papers
    1. Integrating inspection and test processes based on context-specific assumptions (pages 371–385)

      Frank Elberzhager, Jürgen Münch, Dieter Rombach and Bernd Freimut

      Article first published online: 30 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/smr.1569

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      This paper presents the integrated inspection and testing approach, In2Test, which uses inspection data and corresponding assumptions to focus testing. We present how knowledge about the relationship between inspections and testing can be gained, described, and evolved in an analytical or empirical manner so that it can be used in the In2Test approach.

    2. MDE-based process tailoring strategy (pages 386–403)

      Julio A. Hurtado Alegría, María Cecilia Bastarrica, Alcides Quispe and Sergio F. Ochoa

      Article first published online: 8 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/smr.1576

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      Defining an organizational software process allows improvement, but the best process depends on the project's context. A model-driven engineering-based strategy for software process tailoring is presented. We validated it by tailoring the software process of a medium-size Chilean company being able to generate appropriate adapted processes.

    3. Agile coaching for global software development (pages 404–418)

      Maria Paasivaara and Casper Lassenius

      Article first published online: 13 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/smr.1577

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      This paper presents how a successful agile coaching team, focusing on global software development projects, was build, and how the coaches work as a team using agile practices, such as weekly iterations, backlogs, and daily stand-ups. The paper describes their “deep-and-narrow” approach to working closely with projects, the benefits of coaching, the challenges of building coaching in a global company, the lessons learned for coaching global projects and the future plans for building a global coaching network.

    4. Embedded software product lines: domain and application engineering model-based analysis processes (pages 419–433)

      Lorea Belategi, Goiuria Sagardui, Leire Etxeberria and Maider Azanza

      Article first published online: 5 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/smr.1568

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      Embedded systems are becoming ubiquitous, and software running on them is fundamental for them to function. At the same time, the development of their software is increasing its complexity, dealing with cost, time to market, and quality, among others. With stringent quality requirements such as performance, early verification and validation of their software is essential for assuring software quality. In this setting, this work presents a process that supports model-based analysis of an embedded software product line to assure temporal requirements.

    5. Avispa: a tool for analyzing software process models (pages 434–450)

      Julio A. Hurtado Alegría, María Cecilia Bastarrica and Alexandre Bergel

      Article first published online: 11 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/smr.1578

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      Software process assessment is determinant to ensure productive projects. We propose a set of visualizations to easily identify conceptual and structural anomalies in software processes. Our visualizations have been industrially validated.

    6. An empirical study of process knowledge: coherence as a static process property (pages 451–463)

      Carlton A. Crabtree, Anthony F. Norcio and Carolyn B. Seaman

      Article first published online: 24 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/smr.1567

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      This paper presents our research experiences studying process knowledge with qualitative and quantitative methods. Informed by related arguments, we present two hypotheses which are tested using a between subjects experimental design. We define a new type of process property, Coherence, which represents a measure of relatedness in process knowledge. Results also indicate that Coherence may be increased with the use of a conceptual model. Future research is guided by experimental and industrial application.

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