Marcos Kalinowski

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Software inspections improve software quality by the analysis of software artifacts, detecting their defects for removal before these artifacts are delivered to the following software life cycle activities. Some knowledge regarding software inspections have been acquired by empirical studies. However, we found no indication that computational support for(More)
Defect causal analysis (DCA) is a means of product focused software process improvement. A systematic literature review to identify the DCA state of the art has been undertaken. The systematic review gathered unbiased knowledge and evidence and identified opportunities for further investigation. Moreover, some guidance on how to efficiently implement DCA in(More)
[Objective] The objective of this paper is to extend a previously conducted systematic literature review (SLR) that investigated under what circumstances individual organizations would be able to rely on cross-company based estimation models. [Method] We applied the same methodology used in the SLR we are extending herein (covering the period 2006-2013)(More)
Requirements Engineering (RE) has received much attention in research and practice due to its importance to software project success. Its interdisciplinary nature, the dependency to the customer, and its inherent uncertainty still render the discipline difficult to investigate. This results in a lack of empirical data. These are necessary, however, to(More)
Default causal analysis (DCA) or defect prevention is required by higher-maturity-level software development processes such as the Brazilian Software Process Improvement Reference Model and Capability Maturity Model Integration. The authors ask and answer questions about implementing it in lower-maturity organizations. In the related web extra entitled(More)
Defect causal analysis (DCA) has shown itself an efficient means to obtain product-focused software process improvement. A DCA approach, called DPPI, was assembled based on guidance acquired through systematic reviews and feedback from experts in the field. To our knowledge, DPPI represents an innovative approach integrating cause-effect learning mechanisms(More)
In December 2003 the MPS. BR Program was launched aiming at establishing and disseminating a software process reference model -- the MPS-SW -- allowing both micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and large organizations to achieve the benefits of process improvement. Nowadays, ten years later, the achieved results exceed MPS. BR's predefined benchmarks(More)
[Context] Many software projects fail due to problems in requirements engineering (RE). [Objective] The goal of this paper is to gather information on relevant RE problems and to represent knowledge on their most common causes. [Method] We replicated a global family of RE surveys in Brazil and used the data to identify critical RE problems and to build(More)