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Software engineering suffers from the beehive syndrome
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Software and Computer systems, SCS.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1780-0683
2012 (English)In: Proceedings - ICIDT 2012, 8th International Conference on Information Science and Digital Content Technology, AICIT , 2012, 49-52 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Despite its age of almost half a century, software engineering is not yet mature enough. It still suffers from enormous gaps in the knowledge and understanding of software lifecycle processes and their reciprocal interplay and impact on each other. The gaps will stay with us if we do not put enough effort and resources into decreasing and/or removing them. This paper claims that the software community should pull together and make the effort of organizing itself and defining and/or redefining software engineering based on a solid theory, proven principles and best practices. The software community should create a process roadmap. Such a roadmap should list the processes to be managed during the lifecycle, place them on the organizational levels, place them on the software lifecycle phases, identify their role within each organizational level and lifecycle phase, weigh their business criticality and rate their research urgency.

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AICIT , 2012. 49-52 p.
Keyword [en]
research, Semat, software lifecycle, software maintenance, software process, Organizational levels, Roadmap, Software community, Software life cycles, Computer software maintenance, Information science, Software engineering, Life cycle
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Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-105462ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84867010496ISBN: 978-898867869-5OAI: diva2:571263
8th International Conference on Information Science and Digital Content Technology, ICIDT 2012, 26 June 2012 through 28 June 2012, Jeju

QC 20121122

Available from: 2012-11-22 Created: 2012-11-21 Last updated: 2014-01-24Bibliographically approved

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