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V-GQM: a feed-back approach to validation of a GQM study

Olsson, Thomas LU and Runeson, Per LU (2001) METRICS 2001 In Proceedings of the Seventh International Software Metrics Symposium p.236-245
Abstract
The Goal/Question/Metric paradigm is used for empirical studies on software projects. Support is given on how to define and execute a study. However, the support for running several subsequent studies is poor. V-GQM introduces a life-cycle perspective, creating a process, spanning several GQM studies. After the GQM study has been completed, an analysis step of the plan is initiated. The metrics are analysed to investigate if they comply with the plan or has extended it, and also to investigate if the metrics collected answer more questions than posed in the plan. The questions derived from metrics are then used to form the goal for the next GQM study, effectively introducing a feed-back loop. By introducing the bottom-up approach, a... (More)
The Goal/Question/Metric paradigm is used for empirical studies on software projects. Support is given on how to define and execute a study. However, the support for running several subsequent studies is poor. V-GQM introduces a life-cycle perspective, creating a process, spanning several GQM studies. After the GQM study has been completed, an analysis step of the plan is initiated. The metrics are analysed to investigate if they comply with the plan or has extended it, and also to investigate if the metrics collected answer more questions than posed in the plan. The questions derived from metrics are then used to form the goal for the next GQM study, effectively introducing a feed-back loop. By introducing the bottom-up approach, a structured analysis of the GQM study is possible when constructing several consecutive GQM studies. A case study, using V-GQM, is performed in an industrial setting. (Less)
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236 - 245
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IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
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METRICS 2001
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10.1109/METRIC.2001.915532
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  abstract     = {The Goal/Question/Metric paradigm is used for empirical studies on software projects. Support is given on how to define and execute a study. However, the support for running several subsequent studies is poor. V-GQM introduces a life-cycle perspective, creating a process, spanning several GQM studies. After the GQM study has been completed, an analysis step of the plan is initiated. The metrics are analysed to investigate if they comply with the plan or has extended it, and also to investigate if the metrics collected answer more questions than posed in the plan. The questions derived from metrics are then used to form the goal for the next GQM study, effectively introducing a feed-back loop. By introducing the bottom-up approach, a structured analysis of the GQM study is possible when constructing several consecutive GQM studies. A case study, using V-GQM, is performed in an industrial setting.},
  author       = {Olsson, Thomas and Runeson, Per},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings of the Seventh International Software Metrics Symposium},
  isbn         = {0-7695-1043-4},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {236--245},
  publisher    = {IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.},
  title        = {V-GQM: a feed-back approach to validation of a GQM study},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/METRIC.2001.915532},
  year         = {2001},
}