Keeping Continuous Deliveries Safe, by S. Vöst and S. Wagner Link to article: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1612.04164v1.pdf One of the challenges in introducing Agile software development into safety critical systems engineering is the ability to secure the safety properties. A number of solutions exist to that challenge, none of them successfully adopted in commercial product development, though. At … Read more

I’ve recently done a personal mobility project with Volvo Cars (www.volvocars.com), which was a fantastic experience. I managed to be on Volvo’s site one day a week and developed the course for them — actionable dashboards:) Here is a short movie about this collaboration, done with the colleagues at Volvo Cars, courtesy of Chalmers. Link … Read more

Quite recently I’ve reda one of the books by Daniel H. Pink – “Drive” – which describes what motivates us in general, but in particular in the areas where creativity and research. In my opinion the ideas of motivation 3.0 are highly applicable for our students. In particular the ability to provide our young colleagues … Read more

We’re starting to take up some online trainings for measurement. The first one is about ISO 15939 and its measurement information model. Go to the video at GU play: Measurement information model

Towards the end of the year I’d like to make a small reflection on Agile software development. It’s been discussed for a number of years now, yet the evidence of bringing measurable results is rather scarce. Here is one article from Åby Academy in Finland which studies a transformation of a large company to Agile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marta_Olszewska_Plaska/publication/280711876_Did_it_actually_go_this_well_a_Large-Scale_Case_Study_on_an_Agile_Transformation/links/55c1d7ea08aeb28645819d3f.pdf … Read more

In the recent years we’ve seen a lot of discussions and good things about cloud computing – sharing platforms (PaaS), services (SaaS) and software thus optimizing the usage of computer resources. This sharing of resources is important for making the software sustainable, and helps the companies to focus on what their business is about rather … Read more

Dashboards and all kinds of radiators are very popular in industry now. They allow the companies to disseminate the metrics information and to find the right way of visualizing the metrics. In a recent article written together with Ericsson and Volvo Cars we have explored how to find the right visualization and we developed a … Read more

conceptual_model In our recent work we have explored the possibility of validating that a measurement program is robust. We have worked with seven companies within the software center to establish a method and evaluate it. The results are presented in a newly accepted paper “MeSRAM – A Method for Assessing Robustness of Measurement Programs in … Read more

I’ve read a very interesting article in one of the recents IEEE Software magazines by Darja Smite, Fabio Calefaro and Claes Wohlin:  http://www.computer.org/cms/Computer.org/ComputingNow/issues/2015/08/mso2015040026.pdf  The authors look critically at the body of knowledge in the area trying to find evidence of the cost savings. The results are that the evidence is not in the published articles. … Read more

In our previous studies we’ve used simple summation when aggregating complexity measures. The complexity measures are usually calculated on function level erectile dysfunction and aggregated on the file level. An example is the McCabe complexity. An example of our papers in this area is: Antinyan, Vard, et al. “Identifying risky areas of software code in … Read more