Agile Estimation Techniques and Innovative Approaches to Software Process Improvement

Agile Estimation Techniques and Innovative Approaches to Software Process Improvement

Ricardo Colomo-Palacios (Østfold University College, Norway), Jose Antonio Calvo-Manzano Villalón (Universidad Politécnica De Madrid, Spain), Antonio de Amescua Seco (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain) and Tomás San Feliu Gilabert (Universidad Politécnica De Madrid, Spain)
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Release Date: February, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 399
ISBN13: 9781466651821|ISBN10: 1466651822|EISBN13: 9781466651838|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5182-1

Description

Applying methodologies of Software Process Improvement (SPI) is an effective way for businesses to remain competitive in the software industry. However, many organizations find implementing software process initiatives challenging.

Agile Estimation Techniques and Innovative Approaches to Software Process Improvement reviews current SPI techniques and applications through discussions on current and future trends as well as the presentation of case studies on SPI implementation. Ideal for use by academics, students, and policy-makers, as well as industry professionals and managers, this publication provides a complete overview of current tools and methodologies regarding Software Process Improvement.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Cloud Processes
  • Innovation
  • Knowledge management
  • Software engineering
  • Software Measurement in SMEs
  • Software Process Improvement
  • Software Process Innovation
  • Software Process Management

Reviews and Testimonials

Software process improvement (SPI) is a systematic approach to increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of a software development organization and to enhancing the software products. Here computer scientists and electrical engineers explore the approach and the important element of estimating the parameters of a software development project. The topics include a case study of process and productivity improvement in agile software development with process libraries, the influences of personality traits on software engineering and its applications, preventing the increasing resistance to change through a multi-model environmental as a reference model in software process improvement, knowledge management to support decision making for software process development, a method to design a software process architecture in a multi-model environment, and social network analysis for processes improvement in teams.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Full Professor at the Computer Science Department of the Østfold University College, Norway . Formerly he worked at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain. His research interests include applied research in Information Systems, software project management, people in software projects and social and Semantic Web. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid (2005). He also holds a MBA from the Instituto de Empresa (2002). He has been working as Software Engineer, Project Manager and Software Engineering Consultant in several companies including Spanish IT leader INDRA. He is also an Editorial Board Member and Associate Editor for several international journals and conferences and Editor in Chief of International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals.
Jose A. Calvo-Manzano holds a PhD in Computer Science. He is an Assistant Professor in the “Facultad de Informática” at the “Universidad Politécnica de Madrid” where he teaches Software Engineering, specifically Software Process Management and Improvement. He has participated in more than 20 research projects (European, Spanish Public Administration as well as with private enterprises). He is the author of more than 50 international papers. He is the author of several books on software process improvement and software engineering topics as well. He is the Director of the “Research Chair for Software Process Improvement for Spain and the Latin American Region”, where he was a member of the team that translated CMMI-DEV v1.2 and v1.3 into Spanish. He also holds the ITIL® v2 and v3 Foundation, and CMDB Certifications.
Antonio Amescua is a full Professor in the Computer Science Department at Carlos III University of Madrid. He has been working as a software engineer in a public company (Iberia Airlines) and a private company (Novotec Consultores) as a software engineering consultant. He also founded Progresión, a spin-off company, in order to offer advanced Software Process Improvement services. His research interests include software process improvement, software reuse and software project management.
Tomás San Feliu holds a PhD in Computer Science. He is an Assistant Professor in the “Facultad de Informática” at the “Universidad Politécnica de Madrid”. He teaches Software Engineering, specifically software process management and improvement. He has participated in more than 20 research projects (European, Spanish public administration as well as with private enterprises). He is author of more than 50 international papers. He is also the author of books related to software process improvement and software engineering. He is a member of the “Research Chairs for Software Process Improvement for Spain and the Latin American Region” and has been a member of the team that translated CMMI-DEV v1.2 and v1.3 to Spanish.

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