Item description for Value-Based Software Engineering by Stefan Biffl...
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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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.37" Width: 6.38" Height: 1.1" Weight: 1.72 lbs.
Release Date Oct 19, 2005
ISBN 3540259937 ISBN13 9783540259930
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Book Contents Mar 10, 2006
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BOOK CONTENTS 01 Value-Based Software Engineering: Overview and Agenda 02 An Initial Theory of Value-Based Software Engineering 03 Valuation of Software Initiatives Under Uncertainty: Concepts, Issues, and Techniques 04 Preference-Based Decision Support in Software Engineering 05 Risk and the Economic Value of the Software Producer 06 Value-Based Software Engineering: Seven Key Elements and Ethical Considerations 07 Stakeholder Value Proposition Elicitation and Reconciliation 08 Measurement and Decision Making 09 Criteria for Selecting Software Requirements to Create Product Value: an Industrial Empirical Study 10 Collaborative Usability Testing to Facilitate Stakeholder Involvement 11 Value-Based Management of Software Testing 12 Decision Support for Value-Based Software Release Planning 13 ProSim/RA - Software Process Simulation in Support of Risk Assessment 14 Tailoring Software Traceability to Value-Based Needs 15 Value-Based Knowledge Management: the Contribution of Group Processes 16 Quantifying the Value of New Technologies for Software Development 17 Valuing Software Intellectual Property
More information on this topic can be obtained at http://sunset.usc.edu/cse/pub/research/valueroi.html.