Christiane M. Differding

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Despite significant progress in the last 15 years, implementing a successful measurement program for software development is still a challenging undertaking. Most problems are not of theoretical but of methodological or practical nature. In this article, we present lessons learned from experiences with goal-oriented measurement. We structure them into(More)
Several important questions still need to be answered regarding the maintainability of object-oriented design documents. This paper focuses on the following issues: are object-oriented design documents easier to understand and modify than structured design docu-ments? Do they need to comply with quality guidelines such as the ones provided by Coad and(More)
This document offers a concise introduction to the Goal Question Metric Paradigm (GQM Paradigm), and surveys research on applying and extending the GQM Paradigm. We describe the GQM Paradigm in terms of its basic principles, techniques for structuring GQM-related documents, and methods for performing tasks of planning and implementing a measurement program(More)
Skills, knowledge, and motivation of the software engineering workforce are essential prerequisites for maturing software development. But lack of human resources has become an obstacle for growth of the software industry. The CORONET approach aims at relieving the difficult situation by facilitating an innovative methodology and tool support for web-based(More)
Measurement is a necessary prerequisite for software process improvement. However, few guidelines exist for systematic planning of measurement programs within software projects. We advocate beginning with goal-oriented measurement as expressed in the GQM paradigm. When applying GQM, meaningful refinement of measurement goals requires a deep understanding of(More)
Experience gathered from applying the software process modeling language MVP—L in software development organizations has shown the need for graphical representations of process models. Project members (i.e., non MVP—L specialists) review models much more easily by using graphical representations. Although several various graphical notations were developed(More)
A publication by Fraunhofer IESE Fraunhofer IESE is an institute of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft. The institute transfers innovative software development techniques, methods and tools into industrial practice, assists companies in building software competencies customized to their needs, and helps them to establish a competetive market position. Abstract Any(More)
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