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Balancing Software Product Investments
Responsible organisation
2009 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The long-term sustainability of a software product depends on more than developing features. Priorities are placed on aspects that support the development of software, like software product quality (eg. ISO 9126), project constraints -- time and cost, and even the development of intellectual capital (IC). A greater focus on any one aspect takes priority from another, but as each aspects delivers a different type of value managers have trouble comparing and balancing these aspects. This paper presents a method to help determine the balance between key priorities in the software development process. The method is applied to a new case study, that also combines with results from previous studies. The results show it is possible to compare features, quality, time, cost and IC in a comprehensive way, with the case study showing that participants perceive a change from a shorter-term product perspective to a longer-term organisation beneficial to the business.

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Orlando, Florida: IEEE , 2009.
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Software Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-7951Local ID: oai:bth.se:forskinfoC15477291EF403C0C1257632003414CEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-7951DiVA: diva2:835632
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Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM)
Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2009-09-15 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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