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Functional size measurement revisited
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We identify improvement opportunities for software size measurement based on empirical studies we performed on ongoing projects. Expand
A Survey of Software Engineering Practices in Turkey (extended version)
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We characterize and grasp a high-level view on type of SE practices in the Turkish software industry and identify areas for improved training, education and research. Expand
Plural: A decentralized business process modeling method
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We present the Plural method which can be used to guide organizations in performing process modeling in a decentralized way and show how an organization might exploit its strengths. Expand
A Detailed Software Process Improvement Methodology: BG-SPI
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We developed an SPI methodology, BG-SPI, providing a ready-to-use SPI scheme with guidance on an iterative SPI lifecycle, composed of task definitions with details on resources, tools, roles, participation of groups, process assets, and other process specific supporting items. Expand
Utilizing business process models for requirements elicitation
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We present the implementation of the approach in a large innovative military application within the boundary of a project for request for proposal (RFP) preparation. Expand
An experimental study on the conversion between IFPUG and COSMIC functional size measurement units
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We find a sound mathematical basis for converting an IFPUG measurement to a COSMIC measurement, using new nonlinear equation types. Expand
Applying EVM in a Software Company: Benefits and Difficulties
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Earned Value Management (EVM) is a broadly used performance management and feedback tool for project management. Expand
Investigating Suitability of Software Process and Metrics for Statistical Process Control
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We explain an approach used for assessing the suitability of software process and metrics for starting SPC implementation via control charts. Expand
Software Process Improvement in a Small Organization: Difficulties and Suggestions
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We summarize the difficulties that await small software organizations and provide suggestions to resolve these difficulties based on an ongoing software process improvement initiative. Expand
Effort estimation for agile software development: comparative case studies using COSMIC functional size measurement and story points
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This paper presents our study on the effectiveness of using COSMIC functional size based prediction models for effort estimation using case studies in agile context. Expand
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