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Managing Software Engineering Knowledge

  • Aybüke Aurum
  • Ross Jeffery
  • Claes Wohlin
  • Meliha Handzic
  • Interdisciplinary approach how to apply knowledge management techniques and frameworks to software engineering

  • Only book with focus on software process, product and team improvement by knowledge management techniques

  • Industry proven examples how knowledge management techniques helped in software development


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Why Is It Important to Manage Knowledge?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-4
    2. June M. Verner, William M. Evanco
      Pages 29-47
  3. Supporting Structures for Managing Software Engineering Knowledge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-72
    2. Mikael Lindvall, Ioana Rus
      Pages 73-94
    3. Gary R. Oliver, John D’Ambra, Christine Van Toorn
      Pages 119-134
    4. Allen H. Dutoit, Barbara Paech
      Pages 135-155
    5. David Lowe
      Pages 157-175
  4. Application of Knowledge Management in Software Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-180
    2. Martin Shepperd
      Pages 181-198
    3. Linda H. Rosenberg
      Pages 251-268
  5. Practical Guidelines for Managing Software Engineering Knowledge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-298
    2. Rini van Solingen, Rob Kusters, Jos Trienekens
      Pages 299-317
    3. Rini van Solingen
      Pages 319-337

About this book



Software development is a complex problem-solving activity with a high level of uncertainty. There are many technical challenges concerning scheduling, cost estimation, reliability, performance, etc, which are further aggravated by weaknesses such as changing requirements, team dynamics, and high staff turnover. Thus the management of knowledge and experience is a key means of systematic software development and process improvement. "Managing Software Engineering Knowledge" illustrates several theoretical examples of this vision and solutions applied to industrial practice. It is structured in four parts addressing the motives for knowledge management, the concepts and models used in knowledge management for software engineering, their application to software engineering, and practical guidelines for managing software engineering knowledge.

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the art and best practice in knowledge management applied to software engineering. While researchers and graduate students will benefit from the interdisciplinary approach leading to basic frameworks and methodologies, professional software developers and project managers will also profit from industrial experience reports and practical guidelines.


capability maturity model (CMM) case-based reasoning codification e-learning independent verification and validation knowledge management knowledge repository knowledge sharing learning organization personalization software development software engineering software inspection software process improvement software process management software testing web development

Editors and affiliations

  • Aybüke Aurum
    • 1
  • Ross Jeffery
    • 2
  • Claes Wohlin
    • 3
  • Meliha Handzic
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Information Systems, Technology and ManagementUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia
  2. 2.School of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Dept. of Software Engineering and Computer ScienceBlekinge Institute of TechnologyRonnebySweden

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