Tag Archives: Process Improvement

Andre Oboler, Software Engineering for the Research Environment (SERE): a process of improving Process Improvement Processes in academic research, PhD Thesis

Abstract This thesis presents a new process based approach to software engineering designed to meet the needs of academic computer science researchers. The core objective was to examine whether software engineering approaches could be adapted for the research environment so … Continue reading

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Andre Oboler, Simon Lock, Ian Sommerville, “Targetted Improvements”, ICSEA 2007

Abstract In the creative environment where research takes place not everything can be improved. The creative “essence” of research must be undisturbed while “accident” wasted effort is reduced to a minimum. In this paper we discuss the types of knowledge … Continue reading

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Andre Oboler, Formal Technical Reviews for Research Projects, CAQDAS 07

Formal Technical Reviews (FTRs), where a software developer and a team of reviewers walk through a piece of code to assess its quality, have been used in the computing industry for many years. In this paper we look at the … Continue reading

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Andre Oboler, Ian Sommerville and Simon Lock, Reflection: Improving research through knowledge transfer, ICSEA 2006

Abstract— It is through our mental models of the world that we understand it. Advances in science are nothing more than improvements to the model. This paper presents the development and refinement of our model of the research process as … Continue reading

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Andre Oboler, David McG. Squire and Kevin B. Korb, Why don’t we practice what we teach? Engineering Software for Computer Science Research in Academia, Tech. Report 2003/139, School of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Monash University

The development process used by researchers often seems to be random and unsystematic. A Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) is often not considered, internal commenting is scarce, and external documentation take the form of erasure marks left on whiteboards. Configuration … Continue reading

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