Assessing and Estimating Corrective, Enhancive, and Reductive Maintenance Tasks: A Controlled Experiment

  title={Assessing and Estimating Corrective, Enhancive, and Reductive Maintenance Tasks: A Controlled Experiment},
  author={Vu Nguyen and Barry W. Boehm and Phongphan Danphitsanuphan},
  journal={2009 16th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference},
This paper describes a controlled experiment of student programmers performing maintenance tasks on a C++ program. The goal of the study is to assess the maintenance size, effort, and effort distribution of three different maintenance types and to describe estimation models to predict the programmer’s effort on maintenance tasks. The results of our study suggest that corrective maintenance is much less productive than enhancive and reductive maintenance. Our study also confirms the previous… CONTINUE READING

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