WIT Press


Impact Analysis Of Process Change Proposals*

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM950261

Volume

13

Pages

12

Published

1995

Size

1,133 kb

Author(s)

M. Host and C. Wohlin

Abstract

Before software processes are changed in order to achieve improvements, an impact analysis can be performed to predict the impact of the proposed change on specific quality attributes, such as product reliability, time to market and development productivity. In this paper an impact analysis method is presented. It consists mainly of a prediction system, which based on a proper data collec- tion can be used to derive the impact prior to making any changes. 1 Introduction Life is evolutionary and changes occur over time. Most persons strive to turn changes into improvements, for example when buying a new house, we make a very thorough impact analysis, which in turn is used to evaluate costs and bene- fits. The impacts when buying a house may be in terms of travel time to work and closeness to recreation areas. This typ

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