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Mattsson, Michael
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Alégroth, E., Gorschek, T., Petersen, K. & Mattsson, M. (2019). Characteristics that affect Preference of Decision Models for Asset Selection: An Industrial Questionnaire Survey. Software quality journal
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2019 (English)In: Software quality journal, ISSN 0963-9314, E-ISSN 1573-1367Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Accepted
Abstract [en]

Modern software development relies on a combination of development and re-use of technical asset, e.g. software components, libraries and APIs.In the past, re-use was mostly conducted with internal assets but today external; open source, customer off-the-shelf (COTS) and assets developed through outsourcing are also common.This access to more asset alternatives presents new challenges regarding what assets to optimally chose and how to make this decision.To support decision-makers, decision-theory has been used to develop decision models for asset selection.However, very little industrial data has been presented in literature about the usefulness, or even perceived usefulness, of these models.Additionally, only limited information has been presented about what model characteristics that determine practitioner preference towards one model over another.

Objective: The objective of this work is to evaluate what characteristics of decision models for asset selection that determine industrial practitioner preference of a model when given the choice of a decision-model of high precision or a model with high speed.

Method: An industrial questionnaire survey is performed where a total of 33 practitioners, of varying roles, from 18 companies are tasked to compare two decision models for asset selection.Textual analysis and formal and descriptive statistics are then applied on the survey responses to answer the study's research questions.

Results: The study shows that the practitioners had clear preference towards the decision model that emphasised speed over the one that emphasised decision precision.This conclusion was determined to be because one of the models was perceived faster, had lower complexity, had, was more flexible in use for different decisions, was more agile how it could be used in operation, its emphasis on people, its emphasis on ``good enough'' precision and ability to fail fast if a decision was a failure.Hence, seven characteristics that the practitioners considered important for their acceptance of the model.

Conclusion: Industrial practitioner preference, which relates to acceptance, of decision models for asset selection is dependent on multiple characteristics that must be considered when developing a model for different types of decisions such as operational day-to-day decisions as well as more critical tactical or strategic decisions.The main contribution of this work are seven identified characteristics that can serve as industrial requirements for future research on decision models for asset selection.

Keywords
Decision-models, Characteristics, Industrial study, Survey, Model comparison
National Category
Computer Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-18687 (URN)
Projects
ORION
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
Available from: 2019-09-25 Created: 2019-09-25 Last updated: 2019-11-18Bibliographically approved
Alégroth, E., Gorschek, T., Petersen, K. & Mattsson, M. (2019). Characteristics that affect Preference of Decision Models for Asset Selection: An Industrial Questionnaire Survey - Appendix A: Questionnaire Introduction. Decision-making in Practice / Appendix B: Survey results.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Characteristics that affect Preference of Decision Models for Asset Selection: An Industrial Questionnaire Survey - Appendix A: Questionnaire Introduction. Decision-making in Practice / Appendix B: Survey results
2019 (English)Data set, Aggregated data
National Category
Software Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-18692 (URN)
Available from: 2019-09-25 Created: 2019-09-25 Last updated: 2019-11-18
Gorschek, T., Fricker, S., Feldt, R., Wohlin, C. & Mattsson, M. (2008). 1st International Global Requirements Engineering Worskshop: GREW´07. Software Engineering Notes, 33(2), 29-32
Open this publication in new window or tab >>1st International Global Requirements Engineering Worskshop: GREW´07
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2008 (English)In: Software Engineering Notes, ISSN 0163-5948 , Vol. 33, no 2, p. 29-32Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

GREW´07 was held in conjunction with the International Conference on Global Software Engineering in Munich Germany. The aim was to bring researchers and industry practitioners together to discuss the area of global product development from a requirements engineering and product management perspective. The workshop aimed to analyze selected challenges put forward by accepted papers from both industry and academia. The session discussions then focused on identifying future needs for research, the relevance of which was assured by good industry presence at the workshop. The workshop resulted in a number of findings that can play an important role to further develop the field of global product management and requirements engineering.

National Category
Software Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-8469 (URN)oai:bth.se:forskinfoA92C04407B5BFA67C12574A600309D9D (Local ID)oai:bth.se:forskinfoA92C04407B5BFA67C12574A600309D9D (Archive number)oai:bth.se:forskinfoA92C04407B5BFA67C12574A600309D9D (OAI)
Note
Global Product Management, Global Requirements Engineering, Distributed Software Engineering, Distributed Product Development, Globalization, OutsourcingAvailable from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2008-08-15 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Petersen, K., Feldt, R., Mujtaba, S. & Mattsson, M. (2008). Systematic Mapping Studies in Software engineering. Paper presented at 12th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering. Paper presented at 12th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering. Bari, Italy
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Systematic Mapping Studies in Software engineering
2008 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bari, Italy: , 2008
National Category
Software Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-8416 (URN)oai:bth.se:forskinfo53DCB68623721483C12574AB0023841D (Local ID)oai:bth.se:forskinfo53DCB68623721483C12574AB0023841D (Archive number)oai:bth.se:forskinfo53DCB68623721483C12574AB0023841D (OAI)
Conference
12th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering
Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2008-08-20 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Mattsson, M. (2006). Comparison of Three Evaluation Methods for Object-Oriented Framework Evolution. In: Madhavji, Nazim H.; Fernandez-Ramil, Juan; , Dewayne Perry (Ed.), Software Evolution and Feedback: (pp. 281-311). John Wiley & Sons
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Comparison of Three Evaluation Methods for Object-Oriented Framework Evolution
2006 (English)In: Software Evolution and Feedback / [ed] Madhavji, Nazim H.; Fernandez-Ramil, Juan; , Dewayne Perry, John Wiley & Sons , 2006, p. 281-311Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2006
National Category
Software Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-9467 (URN)10.1002/0470871822.ch14 (DOI)oai:bth.se:forskinfoDCC72AD7C35E9800C1256DBF0034BCCF (Local ID)978-0470871805 (ISBN)oai:bth.se:forskinfoDCC72AD7C35E9800C1256DBF0034BCCF (Archive number)oai:bth.se:forskinfoDCC72AD7C35E9800C1256DBF0034BCCF (OAI)
Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2003-10-14 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Mattsson, M. (2006). Comparison of Three Evaluation Methods for Object-Oriented Framework Evolution. In: Madhavji, Nazim H.; Lehmann, M.M.; Ramil, J.; Perry, Dewayne (Ed.), Software Evolution and Feedback: Theory and Practice (pp. 281-312). John Wiley & Sons
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Comparison of Three Evaluation Methods for Object-Oriented Framework Evolution
2006 (English)In: Software Evolution and Feedback: Theory and Practice / [ed] Madhavji, Nazim H.; Lehmann, M.M.; Ramil, J.; Perry, Dewayne, John Wiley & Sons , 2006, p. 281-312Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2006
National Category
Software Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-9223 (URN)oai:bth.se:forskinfo21EFC9AD529A8602C125730E00456955 (Local ID)0470871806 (ISBN)oai:bth.se:forskinfo21EFC9AD529A8602C125730E00456955 (Archive number)oai:bth.se:forskinfo21EFC9AD529A8602C125730E00456955 (OAI)
Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2007-07-04 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Mattsson, M., Grahn, H. & Mårtensson, F. (2006). Software Architecture Evaluation Methods for Performance, Maintainability, Testability, and Portability. Paper presented at Second International Conference on the Quality of Software Architectures (QoSA 2006). Paper presented at Second International Conference on the Quality of Software Architectures (QoSA 2006). Västerås, Sweden
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Software Architecture Evaluation Methods for Performance, Maintainability, Testability, and Portability
2006 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Västerås, Sweden: , 2006
National Category
Software Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-9216 (URN)oai:bth.se:forskinfo412D328FFB033EDEC125730E004B649D (Local ID)oai:bth.se:forskinfo412D328FFB033EDEC125730E004B649D (Archive number)oai:bth.se:forskinfo412D328FFB033EDEC125730E004B649D (OAI)
Conference
Second International Conference on the Quality of Software Architectures (QoSA 2006)
Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2007-07-04 Last updated: 2018-02-02Bibliographically approved
Mårtensson, F., Grahn, H. & Mattsson, M. (2005). Evaluating Software Quality Attributes of Communication Components in an Automated Guided Vehicle System. Paper presented at 10th IEEE International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems. Paper presented at 10th IEEE International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems. Shanghai, China: IEEE COMPUTER SOC
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Evaluating Software Quality Attributes of Communication Components in an Automated Guided Vehicle System
2005 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The architecture of a large complex software system, i.e., the division of the system into components and modules, is crucial since it often affects and limits the quality attributes of the system, e.g., performance and maintainability. In this paper we evaluate three software components for intra- and inter process communication in a distributed real-time system, i.e., an automated guided vehicle system. We evaluate three quality attributes: performance, maintainability, and portability. The performance and maintainability are evaluated quantitatively using prototype-based evaluation, while the portability is evaluated qualitatively. Our findings indicate that it might be possible to use one third-party component for both intra- and inter process communication, thus replacing two inhouse developed components.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Shanghai, China: IEEE COMPUTER SOC, 2005
Keywords
software architecture evaluation
National Category
Software Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-8853 (URN)000230787600069 ()oai:bth.se:forskinfo200CC9E41B9018EDC12573BE0049F1A5 (Local ID)0-7695-2284-X (ISBN)oai:bth.se:forskinfo200CC9E41B9018EDC12573BE0049F1A5 (Archive number)oai:bth.se:forskinfo200CC9E41B9018EDC12573BE0049F1A5 (OAI)
Conference
10th IEEE International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems
Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2007-12-27 Last updated: 2018-02-02Bibliographically approved
Wohlin, C., Lundberg, L. & Mattsson, M. (2005). Special Issue: Trade-off Analysis of Software Quality Attributes. Software quality journal, 13(4), 327-328
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Special Issue: Trade-off Analysis of Software Quality Attributes
2005 (English)In: Software quality journal, ISSN 0963-9314, E-ISSN 1573-1367, Vol. 13, no 4, p. 327-328Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Keywords
software architecture evaluation
National Category
Software Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-8851 (URN)000233276500001 ()oai:bth.se:forskinfoCA86E27DFDF300A5C12573BE004A8D6D (Local ID)oai:bth.se:forskinfoCA86E27DFDF300A5C12573BE004A8D6D (Archive number)oai:bth.se:forskinfoCA86E27DFDF300A5C12573BE004A8D6D (OAI)
Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2007-12-27 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Mårtensson, F., Jönsson, P., Bengtsson, P., Grahn, H. & Mattsson, M. (2003). A Case Against Continous Simulation for Software Architecture Evaluation. Paper presented at IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling. Paper presented at IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling. Marbella, Spain
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2003 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Marbella, Spain: , 2003
National Category
Software Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:bth-10070 (URN)oai:bth.se:forskinfo47AD6D749B81ED47C1256DBF00486071 (Local ID)oai:bth.se:forskinfo47AD6D749B81ED47C1256DBF00486071 (Archive number)oai:bth.se:forskinfo47AD6D749B81ED47C1256DBF00486071 (OAI)
Conference
IASTED International Conference on Applied Simulation and Modelling
Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2003-10-14 Last updated: 2018-02-02Bibliographically approved
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