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Problems within front-end support
KTH, Superseded Departments, Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1780-0683
2004 (English)In: Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution: Research and Practice, ISSN 1532-060X, E-ISSN 1531-6653, Vol. 16, no 04-5, 309-329 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Within corrective maintenance, the front-end support mainly assists the customer- and back-end maintenance organizations in the communication of corrective maintenance demands. This implies receiving problem reports from customers, transferring them on to the back-end maintenance organization/vendor, and delivering problem solutions from the back-end maintenance organization/vendor to the customers. In this paper, we identify problems as experienced within 37 front-end support organizations in Sweden. Our results show a great variety of problems within the organizations studied. The dominating problems are the complexity of applications, customer knowledge, and complexity of support organizations.

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2004. Vol. 16, no 04-5, 309-329 p.
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upfront maintenance, customer knowledge, complexity of applications, complexity of support organizations, support line levels 1-2
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Software Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-23668DOI: 10.1002/smr.298ISI: 000223465400005OAI: diva2:342367
QC 20100525 QC 20111018 QC 20111101. 7th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering (CSMR 2003). BENEVENTO, ITALY. MAR 26-28, 2003 Available from: 2010-08-10 Created: 2010-08-10 Last updated: 2011-11-01Bibliographically approved

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