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An Empirical Study on Views of Importance of Change Impact Analysis Issues
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2008 (Engelska)Ingår i: IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, ISSN 0098-5589 , Vol. 34, nr 4, s. 513-530Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
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Change impact analysis (IA) is a change management activity that previously has been much studied from a technical perspective. For example, much work focuses on methods for determining the impact of a change. In this paper, we present results from a study on the role of IA in the change management process. In the study, IA issues were prioritized with respect to criticality by software professionals from an organizational perspective and a self-perspective. The software professionals belonged to three organizational levels: operative, tactical, and strategic. Qualitative and statistical analyses with respect to differences between perspectives and levels are presented. The results show that important issues for a particular level are tightly related to how the level is defined. Similarly, issues important from an organizational perspective are more holistic than those important from a self-perspective. However, our data indicate that the self-perspective colors the organizational perspective, meaning that personal opinions and attitudes cannot be easily disregarded. In comparing the perspectives and the levels, we visualize the differences in a way that allows us to discuss two classes of issues: high priority and medium priority. The most important issues from this point of view concern fundamental aspects of IA and its execution.

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IEEE , 2008. Vol. 34, nr 4, s. 513-530
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change impact analysis, organizational level, perspective, prioritization, issues
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-8339ISI: 000257936500007Lokalt ID: oai:bth.se:forskinfo848ABED78E0F00C6C125750B0057639BOAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-8339DiVA, id: diva2:836049
Tillgänglig från: 2012-09-18 Skapad: 2008-11-24 Senast uppdaterad: 2018-01-11Bibliografiskt granskad

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