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Balancing Software Product Investments

Barney, Sebastian ; Wohlin, Claes LU and Aurum, Aybuke (2009) 3rd International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement, ESEM 2009 p.257-268
Abstract
The long-term sustainability of a software product depends on more than developing features. Priorities are placed on aspects that support the development of software, like software product quality (eg. ISO 9126), project constraints — time and cost, and even the development of intellectual capital (IC). A greater focus on any one aspect takes priority from another, but as each aspects delivers a different type of value managers have trouble comparing and balancing these aspects. This paper presents a method to help determine the balance between key priorities in the software development process. The method is applied to a new case study, that also combines with results from previous studies. The results show it is possible to compare... (More)
The long-term sustainability of a software product depends on more than developing features. Priorities are placed on aspects that support the development of software, like software product quality (eg. ISO 9126), project constraints — time and cost, and even the development of intellectual capital (IC). A greater focus on any one aspect takes priority from another, but as each aspects delivers a different type of value managers have trouble comparing and balancing these aspects. This paper presents a method to help determine the balance between key priorities in the software development process. The method is applied to a new case study, that also combines with results from previous studies. The results show it is possible to compare features, quality, time, cost and IC in a comprehensive way, with the case study showing that participants perceive a change from a shorter-term product perspective to a longer-term organisation beneficial to the business. (Less)
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pages
257 - 268
publisher
IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
conference name
3rd International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement, ESEM 2009
conference dates
2009-10-15 - 2009-10-16
external identifiers
  • scopus:72449203105
ISSN
1938-6451
ISBN
978-1-4244-4842-5
DOI
10.1109/ESEM.2009.5316001
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Embedded Applications Software Engineering
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English
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  author       = {Barney, Sebastian and Wohlin, Claes and Aurum, Aybuke},
  booktitle    = {[Host publication title missing]},
  isbn         = {978-1-4244-4842-5},
  issn         = {1938-6451},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {257--268},
  publisher    = {IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.},
  title        = {Balancing Software Product Investments},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ESEM.2009.5316001},
  doi          = {10.1109/ESEM.2009.5316001},
  year         = {2009},
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