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competitive advantage to simply " something good. " Consequently, the software community looks upon ROI with increasing suspicion as a vague and slippery gimmick used chiefly to make the sales pitch (invariably unsubstantiated) for a particular product or initiative. On the contrary, ROI analysis aims to achieve clarity in the decision-making process. For(More)
Four papers and a roundtable discussion shed light on the current state of software testing practices. Case studies from industry experience address topics including unit-testing practices, agile testing, and automating software testing. Although many of these approaches show promise, software testing is still one of the more neglected practices within the(More)
This paper discusses the software development environment, tools, techniques, and methodology as applied in two mediums to large real-time software projects. Both quantitative and qualitative measures of success obtained in these projects are discussed. The quantitative measures are statistics representing the size of produced code, the manpower over the(More)
This International Workshop on Global Software Development for the Practitioner (GSD2006) was held in conjunction with the 28<sup>th</sup> International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2006) on May 23<sup>rd</sup>, 2006 in Shanghai, China. The workshop was motivated by the industry trend towards developing software in globally distributed settings:(More)
This International Workshop on Global Software Development for the Practitioner (GSD2006) is held in conjunction with the 28TH International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2006) on May 23RD , 2006 in Shanghai, China. The workshop is motivated by the industry trend toward developing software in globally distributed settings: geographically(More)
Sales, profits, and success are the goals of any business, large or small. Many factors can influence success, but when software development is an important business constituent, the relationship between the software product's characteristics and business goals is strong. We don't always recognize this, of course, because most of us became engineers for(More)