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Measures represent important data in all engineering disciplines. This data allows engineers to understand how things work and how to make changes to produce desired results. In software engineering, it is difficult to collect useful measures because developers do not consider it an important activity, compared to coding. Moreover, manual collected data is(More)
The goal of this paper is to investigate the relation between object-oriented design choices and defects in software systems, with focus on a real-time telecommunication domain. The design choices are measured using the widely accepted metrics suite proposed by Chidamber and Kemerer for object oriented languages [S.R. Chidamber, C.F. Kemerer, A metrics(More)
— Software measures are important to evaluate software properties like complexity, reusability, maintainability, effort required, etc. Collecting such data is difficult because of the lack of tools that perform acquisition automatically. It is not possible to implement a manual data collection because it is error prone and very time expensive. Moreover,(More)
Pair Programming has been shown to increase communication and teamwork skills and to provide better code. The aim of this work is to show the efficacy of Pair Programming in transferring knowledge and skills over an environment where people met only occasionally. In a quasi experiment, we find that Pair Programming is effective in sharing knowledge among 15(More)
This work focuses on the analogies and the differences between Lean Management and Extreme Programming. Lean Management (LM) is a management strategy that continuously tries to improve business processes focusing only on activities that provide value to the customer. The word lean means that only activities that increase the provided value for the customer(More)
– Measurement in software production is essential for understanding, controlling, and improving the software development process. Past research has emphasized the importance of a disciplined data collection process as a prerequisite for a sound, solid, and useful analysis. This article proposes non-invasive, i.e. automatic measurement techniques to instill(More)
The Toyota Production System promotes "pull" scheduling to reduce the production of parts that do not comply to what the customer needs. The use of "pull" within software represents a radical change in the way activities are planned. This article gives two examples of the possible application of "pull" within software engineering and de-scribes a(More)
Lean management is based on two concepts: the elimination of Muda, the waste, from the production process, and Jidoka, the introduction of quality inside the production process and product. In software production, the elimination of Muda received significant attention, while Jidoka has not yet been fully exploited. In this work we want to propose a holistic(More)