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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

When working with companies in different projects I often get a question which metrics should an Agile software development team use. The answer is of course – It depends what your team does… and then a set of questions from my side follow. These questions are designed to make me understand about the activities which the … Read more

cheap Valtrex I’ve stumbled upon this paper from one of the latest issues of Information and Software Technology where the authors play around with the data from the PROMISE repository. Here is the paper itself: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0950584914002523 The metrics evaluated in the study range from McCabe’s cyclomatic complexity, via CK metrics suite towards Pain Relief QMOOM suite. … Read more

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