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Objective: In this paper, we present a systematic literature review of motivation in Software Engineering. The objective of this review is to plot the landscape of current reported knowledge in terms of what motivates developers, what de-motivates them and how existing models address motivation. Methods: We perform a systematic literature review of peer(More)
Background: The accurate prediction of where faults are likely to occur in code can help direct test effort, reduce costs, and improve the quality of software. Objective: We investigate how the context of models, the independent variables used, and the modeling techniques applied influence the performance of fault prediction models. Method: We used a(More)
Increasingly, organizations are foregoing an ad hoc approach to metrics in favor of complete metrics programs. The authors identify consensus requirements for metric program success and examine how programs in two organizations measured up. ntil relatively recently, software measurement in the Western world has been a rather ad hoc affair focused on(More)
We report on a questionnaire survey of key success factors that impact software process improvement (SPI). We analysed responses to identify factors that have a major impact, or no impact, on implementing SPI. We found four factors (reviews, standards and procedures, training and mentoring, and experienced staff) that practitioners generally considered had(More)
Both software organisations and the academic community are aware that the requirements phase of software development is in need of further support. We address this problem by creating a specialised Requirements Capability Maturity Model (R-CMM1). The model focuses on the requirements engineering process as defined within the established Software Engineering(More)
BACKGROUND – The accurate prediction of where faults are likely to occur in code is important since it can help direct test effort, reduce costs and improve the quality of software. As a consequence, many different fault prediction models have been developed and reported in the literature. However, there is no consensus on what constitutes effective fault(More)