Mini-Workshop preceeding REFSQ 2016 PC Meeting

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I am proud to announce that we will host a mini-workshop, pre-ceeding the REFSQ 2016 PC Meeting in Gothenburg on Dec-3rd. Participation is free. More information and registration link.

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RE 2014 accepts our paper on opportunities and tradeoffs for requirements engineering in software ecosystems

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Awesome! RE 2014 accepts our paper on opportunities and tradeoffs for requirements engineering in software ecosystems! Together with Daniela Damian, Alessia Knauss, and Arber Borici, we explored the requirements engineering landscape of a software ecosystem (the IBM CLM ecosystem) and discuss consequences on how requirements flow between different actors and their developers.

Technical Dependency Challenges in Large-Scale Agile Software Development

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Paper on Technical Dependency Challenges in Large-Scale Agile Software Development was accepted by XP 2014 conference in Rome.

In this joint work with Ericsson AB, we discovered five main challenges around technical dependencies in large-scale agile development as well as the vicious way how these challenges interact. Especially hidden technical dependencies make it hard to plan work in a way that limits dependencies between cross-functional teams. Consequently, good prioritization of tasks becomes much harder. Managing code quality and continuous integration suffers and stressed teams start to fail to communicate about dependencies with other teams. This in turn affects the ability to plan work in a way that limits such dependencies.

Nelson Sekitoleko, Felix Evbota, Eric Knauss, Anna Sandberg, Michel Chaudron, and Helena Olsson. Technical Dependency Challenges in Large-Scale Agile Software Development. In Proceedings of International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP ’14), Cantone, G. & Marchesi, M. (Eds.), Springer LNBIP 179, pages 46-61, Rome, Italy, 2014.

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(Semi-)automatic requirements categorization

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Paper on (semi-)automatic requirements categorization accepted by REFSQ: In this joint work with Daniel Ott  we investigated how to support a team of engineers in categorizing requirements efficiently and consistently based on a socio-technical approach. In the paper, we investigate levels of automation and their effect on organizational learning. Continue reading