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Call for Book Chapters – Managing Software Process Evolution, May 19, 2014


Managing Software Process Evolution How to handle process change? An edited book by Marco Kuhrmann, Andreas Rausch, Jürgen Münch, Ita Richardson, and (Jason) He Zhang Call for Book Chapters Download the PDF version of the Call In a nutshell… Important Dates:

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How to Onboard in Open Source Projects?, May 14, 2014


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Now Online: How is Exploratory Testing Used? A State-of-the-Practice Survey – ESEM 2014, May 13, 2014


by Dietmar Pfahl, Huishi Yin, Mika V. Mäntylä, Jürgen Münch   Abstract:  Context: Exploratory Testing has experienced a rise in popularity in the industry with the emergence of agile development practices, yet it remains unclear, in which domains and how it is used

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Now online: “How do Software Developers Experience Team Performance in Lean and Agile Environments?” – EASE 2014, February 28, 2014


by Fabian Fagerholm, Marko Ikonen, Petri Kettunen, Jürgen Münch, Virpi Roto, Pekka Abrahamsson   Abstract: Context: Companies increasingly strive to adapt to market and ecosystem changes in real time. Evaluating team performance in such changing environments presents a major challenge. Objective: This

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Now online: “Understanding the Role of Requirements Artifacts in Kanban” (Preprint, CHASE 2014), February 27, 2014


by Olga Liskin, Kurt Schneider, Fabian Fagerholm, Jürgen Münch Abstract: User stories are a well-established way to record requirements in agile projects. They can be used as such to guide the daily work of developers or be split further into

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Now Online: “Building Blocks for Continuous Experimentation” (RCoSE 2014), February 25, 2014


by Fabian Fagerholm, Alejandro Sanchez Guinea, Hanna Mäenpää, Jürgen Münch   Abstract: Context: Development of software-intensive products and services increasingly occurs by continuously deploying product or service increments, such as new features and enhancements, to customers. Product and service developers

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Now online: Analyzing the Relationships between Inspections and Testing to Provide a Software Testing Focus, February 18, 2014


by Frank Elberzhager, Jürgen Münch, Danilo Assmann Abstract: One promising way for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of software quality assurance is the use of data from early defect detection activities to provide a software testing focus. Studies indicate that using a

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How to Help Students Become Better Software Engineers?, February 12, 2014


The current Software Factory project participates in Facebook’s Open Academy. This is the second time that we participate in this program after a successful pilot in 2013. One of the goals is “to help computer science students gain relevant exposure

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Software Factory Participates in Facebook’s Open Academy Program, November 26, 2013


In 2014, Software Factory takes part in Facebook’s Open Academy Program. Open Academy is an international program in which students from multiple universities collaborate with selected Open Source projects for course credit. The program was piloted at Stanford University in 2012,

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New Book: Aligning Organizations Through Measurement, November 18, 2013


In today’s competitive markets organizational survival and growth requires effective means of aligning the large variety of organizational goals and strategies to achieve business objectives. Effective alignment helps all parts of the organization move in the same direction. It promises numerous benefits such

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