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ITEC 6680 Software Engineering Management and Processes: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

ITEC 6680 Required Course Readings


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Aaen, I. (2003). Software process improvement: Blueprints versus recipes. IEEE Software, 20(5), 86–93.

Antoniol, G., Gradara, S., & Venturi, G. (2004). Methodological issues in a CMM level 4 implementation. Software Process: Improvement and Practice, 9(1), 33–50.

Auer, M., Graser, B., & Biffl, S. (2003). A survey on the fitness of commercial software metric tools for service in heterogeneous environments: Common pitfalls. Proceedings of the Ninth International Software Metrics Symposium, 144–152.

Bollinger, T. (1995). What can happen when metrics make the call. IEEE Software, 12(1), 15.

Bouwers, E., Visser, J., & van Deursen, A. (2012). Getting what you measure. Communications of the ACM, 55(7), 54–59.

Cerpa, N., & Verner, J. M. (2009). Why did your project fail? Communications of the ACM, 52(12), 130–134.

Falbo, R., Borges, L. S. M., & Valente, F. F. R. (2004). Using knowledge management to improve software process performance in a CMM level 3 organization. Proceedings. Fourth International Conference on Quality Software, 162–169.

Glass, R. L. (2005). "Silver bullet" milestones in software history. Communications of the ACM, 48(8), 15–18.

Guzmán, J. G., Mitre, H. A., Amescua, A., & Velasco, M. (2010). Integration of strategic management, process improvement and quantitative measurement for managing the competitiveness of software engineering organizations. Software Quality Journal, 18(3), 341–359.

Hinkle, M. M. (2007). Software quality, metrics, process improvement, and CMMI: An interview with Dick Fairley. IT Professional, 9(3), 47–51.

Jansma, P. (2005). When management gets serious about managing software. Aerospace Conference 2005 IEEE, 4366–4382.

Malheiros, V., Paim, F. R., & Mendonça, M. (2009). Continuous process improvement at a large software organization. Software Process: Improvement & Practice, 14(2), 65–83.

McCaffery, F., & Coleman, G. (2009). Lightweight SPI assessments: What is the real cost? Software Process: Improvement & Practice, 14(5), 271–278.

McGovern, F. (2002). Managing software projects with business-based requirements. IT Professional, 4(5), 18–23.

Mishra, S., Hazra, K., & Mall, R. (2011). A survey of metrics for software development effort estimation. International Journal of Research and Reviews in Computer Science, 2(5), 1199–1204. .

Murugappan, M., & Keeni, G. (2003). Blending CMM and six sigma to meet business goals. IEEE Software, 20(2), 42–48.

Qasaimeh, M., & Abran, A. (2011). Extending extreme programming user stories to meet ISO 9001 formality requirements. Journal Of Software Engineering & Applications, 4(11), 626–638.

Rajlich, V. (2006). Changing the paradigm of software engineering. Communications of the ACM, 49(8), 67–70.

Rout, T. (2010). Studies on the assessment process: Usage of objective evidence in assessing process capability. Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution: Research & Practice, 22(4), 297–305.

Ruparelia, N. B. (2010). Software development lifecycle models. ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes, 35(3), 8–13.

Salvaneschi, P., Grasso, D., & Besurga, M. (2006). The role of process improvement in IT departments: Experiences and lessons learned. Software Process: Improvement & Practice, 11(3), 309–317.

Silver, B. (2006). Sketching out BPM. InfoWorld, 28(8), 26–35.

Swinarski, M., Parente, D. H., & Kishore, R. (2012). Do small IT firms benefit from higher process capability? Communications of the ACM, 55(7), 129–134.

Symons, C. (2012). Exploring software project effort versus duration trade-offs. IEEE Software, 29(4), 60–66.

Unterkalmsteiner, M., Gorschek, T., Islam, A. K. M. M., Cheng, C. K., Permadi, R. B., & Feldt, R. (2012). Evaluation and measurement of software process improvement—A systematic literature review. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 38(2), 398–424.

von Wangenheim, C. G., Varkoi, T., & Salviano, C. F. (2006). Standard based software process assessments in small companies. Software Process: Improvement & Practice, 11(3), 329–335.

Yamamura, G. (1999). Process improvement satisfies employees. IEEE Software, 16(5), 83–85.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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