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A Paradigm for Spreadsheet Engineering Methodologies

@article{Grossman2008APF,
  title={A Paradigm for Spreadsheet Engineering Methodologies},
  author={Thomas A. Grossman and {\"O}zg{\"u}r {\"O}zl{\"u}k},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2008},
  volume={abs/0802.3919}
}
Spreadsheet engineering methodologies are diverse and sometimes contradictory. It is difficult for spreadsheet developers to identify a spreadsheet engineering methodology that is appropriate for their class of spreadsheet, with its unique combination of goals, type of problem, and available time and resources. There is a lack of well-organized, proven methodologies with known costs and benefits for well-defined spreadsheet classes. It is difficult to compare and critically evaluate… 
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