Journal of Software: Evolution and Process

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Edited By: Gerardo Canfora, Darren Dalcher and David Raffo

Impact Factor: 1.32

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 32/105 (Computer Science Software Engineering)

Online ISSN: 2047-7481

Associated Title(s): Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, Software Focus, Software Process: Improvement and Practice, Software Testing, Verification and Reliability, Software: Practice and Experience

Virtual Issue: EuroSPI Collection


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In celebration of the ongoing collaboration between the EuroSPI2 and the Journal of Software: Evolution and Process, you can read all the EuroSPI2 Special Issues.

Click on the links below to read each of the issues and read Darren Dalacher's introduction to the collection entitled: Empirical insights into process improvement: The EuroSPI papers


EuroSPI 2013

Editorial: Snapshot of industrial experiences shared at the 20th anniversary EuroSPI conference
Miklós Biró, Richard Messnarz and Ricardo Colomo-Palacios

Understanding sprint velocity fluctuations for improved project plans with Scrum: a case study
Filipe Albero Pomar, Jose A. Calvo-Manzano, Edgar Caballero and Magdalena Arcilla-Cobián

Transition to a product line infrastructure: experience at Akari Software
Paraic Hegarty, Eoghan O'Leary, Danny Dineen, David Bustard and Adrian Moore

Using social media as a tool for business improvement and certification of knowledge workers
Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Richard Messnarz, Kerstin Siakas, Daniel Palosi and Darragh Coakley

Assessing partially outsourced processes—lessons learned from TIPA assessments
Stéphane Cortina, Alain Renault and Michel Picard

High-maturity levels: achieving CMMI ML-5 in a consultancy company
Lucas Grossi, Jose A. Calvo-Manzano and Tomas San Feliu

Agile practices adapted to mass-market application development
Alberto Heredia, Javier Garcia-Guzman, Antonio Amescua-Seco and Manuel Velasco-Diego

An approach to manage the concept phase of ISO 26262
Masao Ito and Koichi Kishida

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EuroSPI 2011

Editorial: Application themes of software process assessment and improvement
Miklós Biró, Richard Messnarz and Ricardo Colomo-Palacios

Social responsibility aspects supporting the success of SPI

Richard Messnarz, Miguel-Angel Sicilia, Miklos Biro, Elena García-Barriocanal, Miguel Garre-Rubio, Kerstin Siakas and Adrienne Clarke

Maturity differences between customer and supplier—challenges, problems, and possible solutions
Tim Kasse and Jørn Johansen

Report on an assessment experience based on ISO/IEC 29110
Motoko Takeuchi, Naohiko Kohtake, Seiko Shirasaka, Yumi Koishi and Kazunori Shioya

Process communication in medical software development
Péter Balázs Polgár and Ferenc Kazinci

Rule-based requirements management methodology
Badari Kotejoshyer, Birendra Singh and Suhas Tittibha

Skills and abilities for working in a global software development team: a competence model
Javier Saldaña-Ramos, Ana Sanz-Esteban, Javier García and Antonio Amescua

Modeling software development practices using reusable project patterns: a case study
Diego Martín, Javier García Guzmán, Julián Urbano and Antonio Amescua

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EuroSPI 2010

EDITORIAL: Industrial experiences with software process assessment and improvement
Miklós Biró, Richard Messnarz and Ricardo Colomo Palacios
IT-supported innovation management in the automotive supplier industry to drive idea generation and leverage innovation
Martin Neumann, Andreas Riel and Daniel Brissaud
Improving safety and availability of complex systems by using an integrated design approach in development
Volker Bachmann and Richard Messnarz
Contextualizing agile software development
Philippe Kruchten
A lightweight traceability assessment method for medical device software
Valentine Casey and Fergal Mc Caffery
Automotive and medical: can we learn from each other?
Anne Kramer
The people aspects in modern process improvement management approaches
Morten Korsaa, Jörn Johansen, Tomas Schweigert, Detlef Vohwinkel, Richard Messnarz, Risto Nevalainen and Miklós Biró
A framework for evaluation and control of the factors that influence the software process improvement in small organizations
Ismael Edrein Espinosa-Curiel, Josefina Rodríguez-Jacobo and José Alberto Fernández-Zepeda


EuroSPI 2009

EDITORIAL: Topics in Software, Systems and Services Process Improvement
Miklós Biró and Richard Messnarz
Software disasters—understanding the past, to improve the future
Patricia A. McQuaid
Make test process assessment similar to software process assessment—the Test SPICE approach
Michael Steiner, Monique Blaschke, Michael Philipp and Tomas Schweigert
Managing the software process with a software process improvement tool in a small enterprise
Iván García, Carla Pacheco, Eloy Mendoza, Jose A. Calvo-Manzano, Gonzalo Cuevas and Tomás San Feliu
Lessons learned from an ISO/IEC 15504 SPI programme in a company
Antonia Mas, Bartomeu Fluxà and Esperança Amengual
Additional requirements for process assessment in safety–critical software and systems domain
Mika Johansson and Risto Nevalainen
Methodology for process improvement through basic components and focusing on the resistance to change
Jose A. Calvo-Manzano, Gonzalo Cuevas, Gerzón Gómez, Jezreel Mejia, Mirna Muñoz and Tomás San Feliu
The SPI manifesto and the ECQA SPI manager certification scheme
Morten Korsaa, Miklos Biro, Richard Messnarz, Jörn Johansen, Detlef Vohwinkel, Risto Nevalainen and Tomas Schweigert
Improving the software development for multiple projects by applying a platform strategy for mechatronic systems
Volver Bachmann and Richard Messnarz
Process and product innovation needs integrated engineering collaboration skills
Andreas Riel, Anca Draghici, George Draghici, Damian Grajewski and Richard Messnarz
An Agile process model for product derivation in software product line engineering
Pádraig O’Leary, Fergal McCaffery, Steffen Thiel and Ita Richardson
KASL-II: a dynamic four-loop model for knowledge sharing and learning
Elli Georgiadou and Kerstin V. Siakas
Measurement and quantification are not the same: ISO 15939 and ISO 9126
Alain Abran, Jean-Marc Desharnais and Juan Jose Cuadrado-Gallego


EuroSPI 2008

EDITORIAL: SPI experiences and innovation for Global Software Development
Miklós Biró and Richard Messnarz
Implementation of Global Software Development: a structured approach
Valentine Casey and Ita Richardson
Experience with Innovation Checks: a case study with 46 companies in Denmark
Jørn Johansen and Mads Christiansen
Lightweight SPI assessments: what is the real cost?
Fergal McCaffery and Gerry Coleman
Integrated Automotive SPICE and safety assessments
Richard Messnarz, Hans-Leo Ross, Stephan Habel, Frank König, Abdelhadi Koundoussi, Jürgen Unterrreitmayer and Damjan Ekert
MPS.BR: a successful program for software process improvement in Brazil
Mariano Angel Montoni, Ana Regina Rocha and Kival Chaves Weber
Strengthening maturity levels by a legal assurance process
Luigi Buglione, Ricardo J. Rejas-Muslera and Juan José Cuadrado Gallego
Product line requirements engineering in the context of process aspects in organizations with various domains
Alexander Poth
Integrated engineering skills for improving the system competence level
Andreas Riel, Serge Tichkiewitch and Richard Messnarz
Managing knowledge for information system evolution: the MinimalEDoc methodology
Paolo Salvaneschi
The marriage of two process worlds
Bernhard Sechser
Success factors for globally distributed projects
Siegfried Zopf


EuroSPI 2007

EDITORIAL: Process improvement lessons learnt in small and large organizations worldwide
Miklós Biró and Richard Messnarz
Experiences and results from tailoring and deploying a large process standard in a company
Ove Armbrust, Jan Ebell, Ulrike Hammerschall, Jürgen Münch and Daniela Thoma
ROI of software process improvement at BL informática: SPIdex is really worth it
Analia Irigoyen Ferreiro Ferreira, Gleison Santos, Roberta Cerqueira, Mariano Montoni, Ahilton Barreto, Ana Regina Rocha, Andrea O. S. Barreto and Reinaldo C. Silva Filho
ImprovAbility™ guidelines for low-maturity organizations
Mads Christiansen and Jørn Johansen
Using SPI to achieve delivery objectives in e-commerce software development
Fergal Downey and Gerry Coleman
Ten factors that impede improvement of verification and validation processes in software intensive organizations
Javier García, Antonio de Amescua, Manuel Velasco and Ana Sanz
Automotive–adept: A lightweight assessment method for the automotive software industry
Fergal Mc Caffery, Ita Richardson and Peter a Moller


EuroSPI 2006

EDITORIAL: European industrial experiences in process improvement and innovation
Miklós Biró and Richard Messnarz
Using multi dimensional scaling to analyse software engineers' de-motivators for SPI
Nathan Baddoo, Tracy Hall and Ciaran O'Keeffe
A SPICE-based software supplier qualification mechanism in automotive industry
Fabrizio Fabbrini, Mario Fusani, Giuseppe Lami, Edoardo Sivera and Edoardo Sivera
Success with improvement — requires the right roles to be enacted — in symbiosis
Jørn Johansen and Jan Pries-Heje
Extending Software Project Agility with New Product Development Enterprise Agility
Petri Kettunen
A framework for improving effort management in software projects
Topi Haapio
Qualification of safety-critical systems in TVO nuclear power plants
Juha Halminen and Risto Nevalainen
Assessment-based learning systems—learning from best projects
Richard Messnarz and Damjan Ekert
SPI of the requirements engineering process for embedded systems using SPICE
Alexander Poth
Measurement practices in financial software industry
Erkki Savioja and Markku Tukiainen
The agile professional culture: A source of agile quality
Kerstin V. Siakas and Errikos Siakas


EuroSPI 2005

EDITORIAL: Special issue with selected industrial experience papers of EuroSPI22005
Miklós Biró and Richard Messnarz
Software developer motivation in a high maturity company: a case study
Nathan Baddoo, Tracy Hall and Dorota Jagielska
Software process improvement in Europe: potential of the new V-modell XT and research issues
Stefan Biffl, Dietmar Winkler, Reinhard Höhn and Herbert Wetzel
From compliance to business success: improving outsourcing service controls by adopting external regulatory requirements
Miklós Biró, Csilla Deák, János Ivanyos and Richard Messnarz
The role of Knowledge Management Supporters in software development companies
Péter Fehér and András Gábor
CASE STUDY: a practical approach for SPI in large Spanish companies
Javier García Guzmán, Román López-Cortijo García, Antonio de Amescua Seco and Gonzalo Cuevas Agustín
Managing the challenges of legacy systems using extreme programming
Gerry Coleman and Martin McAnallen
A proposed way for European software industries to achieve growth within the global marketplace
Fergal McCaffery, Darja Šmite, F. G. Wilkie and D. McFall
From process improvement to learning organisations
Richard Messnarz, Gearoid O'Suilleabhain and Ray Coughlan
Release planning process improvement — an industrial case study
Joseph Momoh and Günther Ruhe
The role of process improvement in IT departments: experiences and lessons learned
Paolo Salvaneschi, Daniele Grasso and Maurizio Besurga
Software outsourcing quality achieved by global virtual collaboration
Kerstin V. Siakas and Bo Balstrup
Standard based software process assessments in small companies
Christiane Gresse von Wangenheim, Timo Varkoi and Clênio F. Salviano


EuroSPI 2004

EDITORIAL: Software process improvement in Europe: selected articles from EuroSPI 2004
Torgeir Dingsøyr
Suitability of requirements prioritization methods for market-driven software product development
Laura Lehtola and Marjo Kauppinen
The use of an electronic process guide in a medium-sized software development company
Nils Brede Moe and Tore Dybå
A method to draw lessons from project postmortem databases
Joost Schalken, Sjaak Brinkkemper and Hans van Vliet
Faults-slip-through—a concept for measuring the efficiency of the test process
Lars-Ola Damm, Lars Lundberg and Claes Wohlin
Global software development projects in one of the biggest companies in Latvia: is geographical distribution a problem?
Darja Šmite
A study on optimal scheduling for software projects
Frank Padberg

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