NEWS - A SPI book is planned for Feb. 2006 on Springer Verlag - NEWS

Reidar Conradi, Tore Dybå, Dag I. K. Sjøberg, and Tor Ulsund (Eds.): "Software Process Improvement: Results and Experience from the Field," ca. 430 pp, ca. 1 March 2006, ISBN 3-540-32178-0.

This book reports on results and experience from three Norwegian, industrial R&D project on Software Process Improvement (SPI) - SPIQ, PROFIT and SPIKE - with emphasis on the latter. The book is organized in five sections, with totally 20 previously published papers. Section 1 is about SPI principles/general, and has 5 papers. Section 2: Knowledge Management for SPI and has 5 papers. Section 3 is about Process Modelling and Electronic Process Guides and has 4 papers. Section 4 is about Estimation Methods and has 3 papers. Section 5 is about Empirical Studies in OO and Component-based Systems and has 3 papers. The audience is software professionals as well as researchers and graduate students.

See also SPIKE project description

Detailed list of book chapters:

Section 1: SPI principles/general, 5 papers:

  1. Reidar Conradi, Tore Dybå, Dag I.K. Sjøberg, and Tor Ulsund: "Lessons Learned and Recommendations from two Large Norwegian SPI Programmes". In Flavio Oquendo (Ed.): Software Process Technology, Ninth International Workshop, EWSPT'2003, Helsinki, Finland, September 1-2, 2003, Proceedings - in conjunction with FSE/ESEC'2003, Springer Verlag LNCS 2786, ISBN 3-540-40764-2, pp. 32-45.
  2. Tore Dybå: "Improvisation in Small Software Organizations," IEEE Software, 17(5):82-87, Sept./Oct. 2000.
  3. Tore Dybå: "An Empirical Investigation of the Key Factors for Success in Software Process Improvement," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 31(5):410-424, May 2005.
  4. Tore Dybå, Barbara A. Kitchenham, and Magne Jørgensen: "Evidence-Based Software Engineering for Practitioners," IEEE Software, 22(1):158-165, Jan./Feb. 2005.
  5. Dag I.K. Sjøberg, Bente Anda, Erik Arisholm, Tore Dybå, Magne Jørgensen, Amela Karahasanovic, and Marek Vokác: "Challenges and Recommendations when Increasing the Realism of Controlled Software Engineering Experiments." In Reidar Conradi and Alf Inge Wang (Eds.): Empirical Methods and Studies in Software Engineering -- Experiences from ESERNET project, Springer Verlag LNCS 2765, ISBN 3-540-40672-7, Aug. 2003, pp. 24-38.

    Section 2: Knowledge Management for SPI, 5 papers:

  6. Torgeir Dingsøyr: "Post Mortem Reviews: Purpose and Approaches in Software Engineering," Information and Software Technology), 47(5):293-303, March 2005.
  7. Torgeir Dingsøyr: "Value-Based Knowledge Management – the Contribution of Postmortem Reviews and Process Workshops," book chapter in Stephan Biffl, Aybüke Aurum, Barry Boehm, Hakan Erdogmus, and Paul Grünbacher (Eds.): Value-based Software Engineering, Springer Verlag, 2006, ISBN 3-540-25993-7, pp. 309-326.
  8. Tore Dybå: "A Dynamic Model of Software Engineering Knowledge Creation," book chapter in Aybüke Aurum, Ross Jeffery, Claes Wohlin, and Meliha Handzic (Eds.): Managing Software Engineering Knowledge, Springer Verlag, 2003, ISBN 3-540-00370-3, pp. 95-117.
  9. Torgeir Dingsøyr and Emil Røyrvik: "An Empirical Study of an Informal Knowledge Repository in a Medium-Sized Software Consulting Company," In Lori A. Clarke, Laurie Dillon, and Walter F. Tichy (Eds.): Proc. 25th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE’2003), Portland, Oregon, USA, 10-12 May, 2003, IEEE-CS Press, pp. 84-92.
  10. Reidar Conradi and Tore Dybå: "An Empirical study on the utility of formal routines to transfer knowledge and experience," In Volker Gruhn (Ed.): Proc. 8th European Software Engineering Conference / 9th ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on Foundations of Software Engineering 2001 (ESEC/FSE'2001), Vienna, 10-14 Sept. 2001, ACM Press, ACM Order no. 594010, ISBN 1-58113-390-1, pp. 268-276.

    Section 3: Process Modelling and Electronic Process Guides, 4 papers:

  11. Geir K. Hanssen, Hans Westerheim, and Finn Olav Bjørnson: "Tailoring RUP to a defined project type: A case study," In Frank Bomarius and Seija Komi-Sirviö (Eds.): Proc. 6th International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES'2005), 13-16 June, 2005, Oulu, Finland, Springer LNCS 3547, pp. 314-327.
  12. Torgeir Dingsøyr, Nils Brede Moe, Tore Dybå, and Reidar Conradi: "A workshop-oriented approach for defining electronic process guides - A case study," book chapter in Silvia T. Acuña and Natalia Juristo (Eds.): Software Process Modelling, Kluwer International Series on Software Engineering, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004, ISBN 0-387-24261-9, pp. 187-205.
  13. Tore Dybå, Nils Brede Moe, and Edda M. Mikkelsen: "An Empirical Investigation on Factors Affecting Software Developer Acceptance and Utilization of Electronic Process Guides," In Martin Shepperd and Audris Mockus (Eds.): Proc. 10th IEEE International Software Metrics Symposium (METRICS’04), Chicago, Illinois, USA, 14-16 September, 2004, IEEE-CS Press, pp. 220-231.
  14. Reidar Conradi, Alfonso Fuggetta, and Maria Letizia Jaccheri: "Six theses on Software Process Research," In Volker Gruhn (Ed.): Software Process Technology, Proc. 6th European Workshop (EWSPT'98), Weybridge, UK, 16-18. Sept. 1998, Springer Verlag LNCS 1487, pp. 100-104.

    Section 4: Estimation Methods, 3 papers:

  15. Magne Jørgensen: "A Review of Studies on Expert Estimation of Software Development Effort", Journal of Systems and Software, 70(1-2):37-60, 2004.
  16. Magne Jørgensen, Reidar Conradi, and Dag Sjøberg: "Reuse of software development experiences - a case study," Telektronikk (special issue on Software Quality in Telecommunication), Telenor, Oslo, 95(1):48-53, 1999.
  17. Parastoo Mohagheghi, Bente Anda, and Reidar Conradi: "Effort Estimation of Use Cases for Incremental Large-Scale Software Development," In Gruia-Catalin Roman, William G. Griswold, and Bashar Nuseibeh (Eds.): Proc. 27th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE'2005), St Louis, Missouri, USA, 15-21 May 2005, ACM Press, pp. 303-311. (This was previously credited IEEE-CS Press).

    Section 5: Empirical Studies in OO and Component-based Systems, 3 papers:

  18. Bente C. D. Anda , Kai Hansen, Ingolf Gullesen, and Hanne K. Thorsen: "Experiences from Using a UML-based Development Method in a Large Organisation," accepted for Empirical Software Engineering, per Sept. 2005, 36 pp. (in this book).
  19. Jingyue Li, Reidar Conradi, Odd Petter N. Slyngstad, Christian Bunse, Umair Khan, Marco Torchiano, and Maurizio Morisio: "An Empirical Study on Off-the-Shelf Component Usage in Industrial Projects," In Frank Bomarius and Seija Komi-Sirviö (Eds.): Proc. 6th International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES'2005), 13-16 June, 2005, Oulu, Finland, Springer LNCS 3547, pp. 54-68.
  20. Erik Arisholm and Dag I.K. Sjøberg: "Evaluating the Effect of a Delegated versus Centralized Control Style on the Maintainability of Object-Oriented Software," IEEE Transactions on. Software Engineering, 30(8):521-534, Aug. 2004.

Adjusted 16. Jan. 2006 by Reidar Conradi.