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Component-based software development (CBSD) involves multiple roles. Framework builders create the infrastructure for components to interact; developers identify suitable domains and develop new components for them; application assemblers select domain-specific components and assemble them into applications; and end users employ component-based applications(More)
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors provide multiple configuration possibilities ranging from module selection to master data provision to steer access rights for different users. These configuration possibilities cover anticipated variability. If the customer requires adaptation beyond what's anticipated, the source code of the product must be(More)
Based on empirical material from the area of software engineering, this article discusses the issue of plans and planning as an integral part of and prerequisite for software development work. It relates observed practices to literature produced by the Computer Supported Cooperative Work community. Empirical studies of software development practice seldom(More)
The development of methods tools and process improvements is best to be based on the understanding of the development practice to be supported. Qualitative research has been proposed as a method for understanding the social and cooperative aspects of software development. However, qualitative research is not easily combined with the improvement orientation(More)