Value-Based Software Engineering / Edition 1

Value-Based Software Engineering / Edition 1

by Stefan Biffl
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540259937

ISBN-13: 9783540259930

Pub. Date: 10/19/2005

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

The IT community has always struggled with questions concerning the value of an organization’s investment in software and hardware. It is the goal of value-based software engineering (VBSE) to develop models and measures of value which are of use for managers, developers and users as they make tradeoff decisions between, for example, quality and cost or

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The IT community has always struggled with questions concerning the value of an organization’s investment in software and hardware. It is the goal of value-based software engineering (VBSE) to develop models and measures of value which are of use for managers, developers and users as they make tradeoff decisions between, for example, quality and cost or functionality and schedule – such decisions must be economically feasible and comprehensible to the stakeholders with differing value perspectives. VBSE has its roots in work on software engineering economics, pioneered by Barry Boehm in the early 1980s. However, the emergence of a wider scope that defines VBSE is more recent. VBSE extends the merely technical ISO software engineering definition with elements not only from economics, but also from cognitive science, finance, management science, behavioural sciences, and decision sciences, giving rise to a truly multi-disciplinary framework.

Biffl and his co-editors invited leading researchers and structured their contributions into three parts, following an introduction into the area by Boehm himself. They first detail the foundations of VBSE, followed by a presentation of state-of-the-art methods and techniques. The third part demonstrates the benefits of VBSE through concrete examples and case studies.

This book deviates from the more anecdotal style of many management-oriented software engineering books and so appeals particularly to all readers who are interested in solid foundations for high-level aspects of software engineering decision making, i.e. to product or project managers driven by economics and to software engineering researchers and students.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540259930
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
10/19/2005
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

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Table of Contents

1Value-based software engineering : overview and agenda3
2An initial theory of value-based software engineering15
3Valuation of software initiatives under uncertainty : concepts, issues, and techniques39
4Preference-based decision support in software engineering67
5Risk and the economic value of the software producer91
6Value-based software engineering : seven key elements and ethical considerations109
7Stakeholder value proposition elicitation and reconciliation133
8Measurement and decision making155
9Criteria for selecting software requirements to create product value : an industrial empirical study179
10Collaborative usability testing to facilitate stakeholder involvement201
11Value-based management of software testing225
12Decision support for value-based software release planning247
13ProSim/RA - software process simulation in support of risk assessment263
14Tailoring software traceability to value-based needs287
15Value-based knowledge management : the contribution of group processes309
16Quantifying the value of new technologies for software development327
17Valuing software intellectual property345

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