Software Process Recovery: Recovering Process from Artifacts

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Software Process Recovery: Recovering Process from Artifacts
—Often stakeholders, such as developers, managers, or buyers, want to find out what software development processes are being followed within a software project. Their reasons include: CMM and ISO 9000 compliance, process validation, management, acquisitions, and business intelligence. Recovering the software development processes from an existing project is expensive if one must rely upon manual inspection of artifacts and interviews of developers and their managers. Researchers have suggested live observation and instrumentation of a project to allow for more measurement, but this is costly, invasive, and also requires a live running project. Instead, we propose an after the fact analysis: software process recovery. This approach analyzes version control systems, bug trackers and mailing list archives using a variety of supervised and unsupervised techniques from machine learning, topic analysis, natural language processing and statistics. We can combine all of these methods to rec...
Abram Hindle
Added 31 Jan 2011
Updated 31 Jan 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where WCRE
Authors Abram Hindle
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