Value-Based Software Engineering: Seven Key Elements and Ethical Considerations

  • Barry W. Boehm


This chapter presents seven key elements that provide candidate foundations for value-based software engineering:
  1. 1.

    Benefits Realization Analysis

  2. 2.

    Stakeholder Value Proposition Elicitation and Reconciliation

  3. 3.

    Business Case Analysis

  4. 4.

    Continuous Risk and Opportunity Management

  5. 5.

    Concurrent System and Software Engineering

  6. 6.

    Value-Based Monitoring and Control

  7. 7.

    Change as Opportunity

Using a case study we show how some of these elements can be used to incorporate ethical considerations into daily software engineering practice.


Benefits realization business case analysis cost-benefit analysis investment analysis return on investment risk management stakeholder values software economics software engineering ethics value-based software engineering 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barry W. Boehm
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Software EngineeringUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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