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Keywords

Software measurement, Work environment; Computer software--Development;

Abstract

Many software organizations find it necessary to do a portion of their software development work in an environment isolated from that of the main company. This isolation presents a challenge when the organization collects software engineering metrics. A common current industry practice is to not collect data from the isolated environment, and somehow assume it is negligible, or if collected, to report separately from other data on the same project. This paper presents the results of study of differences between data metrics from an isolated work environment versus that from the organization's main ("open") environment. The reader will see that the isolated work environment's data patterns are similar enough to show that developers are following a similar development process, but they are still different enough that they cannot be excluded without distorting any resulting analysis. This paper then offers suggestions on how to make best use of data from isolated work environments.

Date of Award

2013

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Department of Computer Science

First Advisor

Eugene Wallingford

Date Original

2013

Object Description

1 PDF file (vi, 30 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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