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Software engineering courses in computer-science departments are meant to prepare students for the practice of designing, developing, understanding and maintaining software in the real world. The effectiveness of these courses have potentially a tremendous impact on the software industry, since it is through these courses that students must learn the(More)
Software development is fundamentally a collaborative task. Developers, sometimes geographically distributed, collectively work on different parts of a project. The challenge of ensuring that their contributions consistently build on one another is a major concern for collaborative development and implies concerns with effective communication, task(More)
Most software development today is a team activity. Project team members collaboratively work on the tasks necessary to accomplish the various project milestones. The work is usually asynchronous, not orchestrated by any explicit workflow, sometimes geographically distributed, and involves the use of a variety of tools, which do not always interoperate.(More)
Modern collaborative software-development tools generate a rich data record, over the lifecycle of the project, which can be analyzed to provide team members and managers with insights into the performance and contributions of individual members and the overall team dynamic. This data can be analyzed from different perspectives, sliced and diced across(More)
Most software development today is a team activity. Project team members collaboratively work on the tasks necessary to accomplish the various project milestones. The work is usually asynchronous, i.e., not orchestrated by an explicit workflow, some times geographically distributed, and involves the use of a variety of tools which do not always(More)
The objective of this thesis was to analyze stochastic binary networks for the purpose of improving their performance as measured by expected maximum flow and source-to-sink reliability. The capaclty and survivability of the networks' nodes and arcs formed the parameters of interest in the experimental design used to develop a response surface model.(More)
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