Siw Elisabeth Hove

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The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is becoming the de facto standard for software analysis and design modeling. However, there is still significant resistance to model-driven development in many software organizations because it is perceived to be expensive and not necessarily cost-effective. Hence, it is important to investigate the benefits obtained from(More)
We provide an overview of the estimation methods that software companies apply to estimate their projects, why those methods are chosen, and how accurate they are. In order to improve estimation accuracy, such knowledge is essential. We conducted an in-depth survey, where information was collected through structured interviews with senior managers from 18(More)
Through industry collaboration we have experienced an increasing interest in software effort estimation based on use cases. We therefore investigated one promising method, the use case points method, which is inspired by function points analysis. Four companies developed equivalent functionality, but their development processes varied, ranging from a light,(More)
Many phenomena related to software development are qualitative in nature. Relevant measures of such phenomena are often collected using semi-structured interviews. Such interviews involve high costs, and the quality of the collected data is related to how the interviews are conducted. Careful planning and conducting of the interviews are therefore(More)
Objective: To improve the qualitative data obtained from software engineering experiments by gathering feedback during experiments. Rationale: Existing techniques for collecting quantitative and qualitative data from software engineering experiments do not provide sufficient information to validate or explain all our results. Therefore, we would like a(More)
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