Establishing the fundamentals of software engineering

  • Daniel Hoffman
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 706)


There is a crippling lack of agreement as to what constitutes the fundamental techniques of Software Engineering. In industry, there is little use of explicitly defined methods. Academic proposals, though promising, have seen little industrial use and evaluation. Pilot projects in industry can help establish the fundamentals by showing which techniques are effective in various situations. The critical question is: how should these projects be organized and instrumented so that the results are convincing and widely applicable?


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    W.S. Humphrey. Managing the Software Process. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1989.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Hoffman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of VictoriaVictoriaCanada

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