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1998

Cost-Effective Analysis of In-Place Software Processes

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Cost-Effective Analysis of In-Place Software Processes
—Process studies and improvement efforts typically call for new instrumentation on the process in order to collect the data they have deemed necessary. This can be intrusive and expensive, and resistance to the extra workload often foils the study before it begins. The result is neither interesting new knowledge nor an improved process. In many organizations, however, extensive historical process and product data already exist. Can these existing data be used to empirically explore what process factors might be affecting the outcome of the process? If they can, organizations would have a cost-effective method for quantitatively, if not causally, understanding their process and its relationship to the product. We present a case study that analyzes an in-place industrial process and takes advantage of existing data sources. In doing this, we also illustrate and propose a methodology for such exploratory empirical studies. The case study makes use of several readily available repositori...
Jonathan E. Cook, Lawrence G. Votta, Alexander L.
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Type Journal
Year 1998
Where TSE
Authors Jonathan E. Cook, Lawrence G. Votta, Alexander L. Wolf
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