Managing Software Engineering Knowledge by John S. Edwards (auth.), Aybüke Aurum, Ross Jeffery, Claes

By John S. Edwards (auth.), Aybüke Aurum, Ross Jeffery, Claes Wohlin, Meliha Handzic (eds.)

Software improvement is a posh problem-solving job with a excessive point of uncertainty. there are various technical demanding situations pertaining to scheduling, rate estimation, reliability, functionality, and so on, that are additional annoyed via weaknesses similar to altering necessities, workforce dynamics, and excessive employees turnover. therefore the administration of information and event is a key technique of systematic software program improvement and approach development. "Managing software program Engineering wisdom" illustrates a number of theoretical examples of this imaginative and prescient and suggestions utilized to business perform. it truly is based in 4 elements addressing the factors for wisdom administration, the options and types utilized in wisdom administration for software program engineering, their software to software program engineering, and sensible guidance for dealing with software program engineering knowledge.

This booklet offers a finished evaluation of the cutting-edge and most sensible perform in wisdom administration utilized to software program engineering. whereas researchers and graduate scholars will enjoy the interdisciplinary procedure resulting in easy frameworks and methodologies, expert software program builders and undertaking managers also will make the most of commercial event studies and useful guidelines.

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We next consider what has been done so far by way of knowledge management in software engineering, and in particular the question of whether knowledge management has been taking place, but under other names. Finally, we look at the potential for knowledge management in software engineering by offering a framework for discussing knowledge management, including the cultural issues that most influence this profession. We conclude by identifying the principal challenges for knowledge management in software engineering and by arguing for a "complementary" strategy to address them.

This is especially problematic when using knowledge. • The culture of the department or unit, and indeed the organization it is part of, must encourage a bottom up "buy in" to knowledge management activities that matches the knowledge management strategies employed from the top down. Despite the many problems, effective knowledge management in software engineering is possible. There are technological, people and process-based solutions, and the best approach is surely a combination of all three within an overall knowledge management strategy that includes both personalization and codification elements.

1 shows a broad characterization of the relationship between these responsibilities and the activities identified earlier. This balance, or indeed tension, between technical and organizational activities is an issue to which we shall return later. 3 The Nature ofTeam Working Another relevant feature is that software engineers-and especially software developers-normally work in groups. However, compared to similar groups in other professions, software development groups change very rapidly. For this reason, Baxter [7] prefers to call them coalitions rather than teams.

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