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Software defect prediction helps to optimize testing resources allocation by identifying defect-prone modules prior to testing. Most existing models build their prediction capability based on a set of historical data, presumably from the same or similar project settings as those under prediction. However, such historical data is not always available in(More)
Context: The dependencies between individual requirements have an important influence on software engineering activities e.g., project planning, architecture design, and change impact analysis. Although dozens of requirement dependency types were suggested in the literature from different points of interest, there still lacks an evaluation of the(More)
High-level process management is quantitative management. The Process Performance Baseline (PPB) of process or subprocess under statistical management is the most important concept. It is the basis of process control and improvement. The existing methods for establishing process baseline are too coarse-grained or have some limitation, which lead to(More)
XP (eXtreme Programming) has become popular for IID (Iteration and Increment Development). It is suitable for small teams, lightweight projects and vague/volatile requirements. However, some challenges are left to developers when they desire to practise XP. A critical one of them is constructing the release plan and negotiating it with customers. In this(More)
Effort distribution by phase or activity is an important but often overlooked aspect compared to other steps in the cost estimation process. Poor effort allocation is among the major root causes of rework due to insufficiently resourced early activities. This paper provides results of an empirical study on phase effort distribution data of 75 industry(More)
Good resource scheduling plays a pivotal role in successful software development projects. However, effective resource scheduling is complicated by such disruptions as requirements changes, urgent bug fixing, incorrect or unexpected process execution, and staff turnover. Such disruptions demand immediate attention, but can also impact the stability of other(More)
Software effort estimation techniques abound, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages, and no one proves to be the single best answer. Combining estimating is an appealing approach. Avoiding the difficult problem of choosing the single "best" technique, it solves the problem by asking which techniques would help to improve accuracy, assuming(More)