WIT Press


Managing Software Development For Speed And Productivity Through Concurrent Software Engineering

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQE970121

Volume

17

Pages

11

Published

1997

Size

1,139 kb

Author(s)

J. Blackburn, G. Scudder & L.N. Van Wassenhove

Abstract

Speed and productivity are key performance metrics for software developers. Using results from a four-year empirical study, a set of common actions is identified which improves both of these performance metrics. A framework, called Concurrent Software Engineering, is developed which highlights the differences between fast and slow software developers, as identified by our study. Application of these concurrency principles to all stages of development is also described. 1 Introduction For software development managers, time and productivity appear to pose a dilemma: attempting to reduce cycle time by adding developers to a project can degrade productivity and actually in

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