DOI

In this research we aimed to identify distinguishing factors in software releases. For this purpose we analyzed the metrics of 26 software projects. These projects were release-based deliveries from two stable, experienced development teams. During the measurement period both teams transformed from a plan-driven delivery model (waterfall) to an agile approach (Scrum). Overall, we observed that these small release-based projects differ largely from non-release-based projects. Our research indicates that a combination of release-based working, a fixed and experienced development team, and a steady heartbeat contribute to performances that can be characterized as best-practice. The main contribution of this paper is that we found five success factors (all reducing development complexity) that result in best-of-class performance for small software releases.
Original languageEnglish
Pages137
Number of pages146
DOIs
StatePublished - 23 Oct 2013
Event2013 Joint Conference of the 23rd International Workshop on Software Measurement and the 2013 Eighth International Conference on Software Process and Product Measurement (IWSM-MENSURA) - Ankara, Turkey

Conference

Conference2013 Joint Conference of the 23rd International Workshop on Software Measurement and the 2013 Eighth International Conference on Software Process and Product Measurement (IWSM-MENSURA)
Abbreviated titleIWSM-Mensura
CountryTurkey
CityAnkara
Period23/10/1325/10/13
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    Research areas

  • IT-metrics, Performance Measurement, Software engineering, Scrum, Productivity, Time-to-Market, Quality

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