IMPLEMENTING A VALUE-BASED APPROACH TO SOFTWARE PROCESS AND PRODUCT ASSESSMENT

Pasi Ojala

Abstract

Recently more and more attention has been focused on the costs of SPI as well as on the cost-effectiveness and productivity of software development. This study outlines the main concepts and principles of a value-based approach and presents an industrial case where value assessment based on value-based approach has been used in practise. The results of the industrial case show that even though there is still much to do in making the economic-driven view complete in software engineering, the value-based approach outlines a way towards a more comprehensive understanding of it. For companies the value assessment offers useful help when struggling with cost-effectiveness and productivity related problems.

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Ojala P. (2007). IMPLEMENTING A VALUE-BASED APPROACH TO SOFTWARE PROCESS AND PRODUCT ASSESSMENT . In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT, ISBN 978-989-8111-06-7, pages 329-332. DOI: 10.5220/0001323703290332


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@conference{icsoft07,
author={Pasi Ojala},
title={IMPLEMENTING A VALUE-BASED APPROACH TO SOFTWARE PROCESS AND PRODUCT ASSESSMENT},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT,},
year={2007},
pages={329-332},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001323703290332},
isbn={978-989-8111-06-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT,
TI - IMPLEMENTING A VALUE-BASED APPROACH TO SOFTWARE PROCESS AND PRODUCT ASSESSMENT
SN - 978-989-8111-06-7
AU - Ojala P.
PY - 2007
SP - 329
EP - 332
DO - 10.5220/0001323703290332