Product-Focused Software Process Improvement

8th International Conference, PROFES 2007, Riga, Latvia, July 2-4, 2007. Proceedings

  • Editors
  • Jürgen Münch
  • Pekka Abrahamsson
Conference proceedings PROFES 2007

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-73460-4

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4589)

Table of contents (37 papers)

  1. Front Matter
  2. Keynote Addresses

  3. Global Software Development

    1. An Industrial Survey of Software Outsourcing in China
      Jianqiang Ma, Jingyue Li, Weibing Chen, Reidar Conradi, Junzhong Ji, Chunnian Liu
      Pages 5-19
    2. Utilization of a Set of Software Engineering Roles for a Multinational Organization
      Claude Y. Laporte, Mikel Doucet, Pierre Bourque, Youssef Belkébir
      Pages 35-50
  4. Software Process Improvement

    1. Software Development Improvement with SFIM
      René Krikhaar, Martin Mermans
      Pages 65-80
    2. SPI-KM - Lessons Learned from Applying a Software Process Improvement Strategy Supported by Knowledge Management
      Gleison Santos, Mariano Montoni, Sávio Figueiredo, Ana Regina Rocha
      Pages 81-95
    3. Organisational Readiness and Software Process Improvement
      Mahmood Niazi, David Wilson, Didar Zowghi
      Pages 96-107
    4. Software Process Improvement Through Teamwork Management
      Esperança Amengual, Antònia Mas
      Pages 108-117
  5. Software Process Modeling and Evolution

    1. Defining Software Processes Through Process Workshops: A Multicase Study
      Finn Olav Bjørnson, Tor Stålhane, Nils Brede Moe, Torgeir Dingsøyr
      Pages 132-146
    2. Improving an Industrial Reference Process by Information Flow Analysis: A Case Study
      Kai Stapel, Kurt Schneider, Daniel Lübke, Thomas Flohr
      Pages 147-159
    3. Connecting the Rationale for Changes to the Evolution of a Process
      Alexis Ocampo, Martín Soto
      Pages 160-174
  6. Industrial Experiences

    1. Use of Non-IT Testers in Software Development
      Vineta Arnicane
      Pages 175-187
    2. Requirements Management Practices as Patterns for Distributed Product Management
      Antti Välimäki, Jukka Kääriäinen
      Pages 188-200
    3. SPI Consulting in a Level 1 Company: An Experience Report
      Tomas Schweigert, Michael Philipp
      Pages 201-206

About these proceedings


The Eight International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Impro- ment (PROFES 2007) brought together researchers and industrial practitioners to report new research results and exchange experiences and findings in the area of process and product improvement. The focus of the conference is on understanding, learning, evaluating, and improving the relationships between process improvement activities (such as the deployment of innovative defect detection processes) and their effects in products (such as improved product reliability and safety). Consequently, major topics of the conference include the evaluation of existing software process improvement (SPI) approaches in different contexts, the presentation of new or mo- fied SPI approaches, and the relation between SPI and new development techniques or emerging application domains. This year’s conference theme focused on global software development. More and more products are being developed in distributed, global development environments with many customer–supplier relations in the value chain. Outsourcing, off-shoring, near-shoring, and even in-sourcing aggravate this trend further. Supporting such d- tributed development requires well-understood and accurately implemented devel- ment process interfaces, process synchronization, and an efficient process evolution mechanisms. Overcoming cultural barriers and implementing efficient communi- tion channels are some of the key challenges. It is clear that process improvement approaches also need to consider these new development contexts.


Service-oriented Computing Simulation agile methods architecture collaborative software distributed software development embedded software knowledge management life cycle models modeling optimization organization planning risk analysis service orientation

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-73459-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-73460-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349