Productivity analysis of Japanese enterprise software development projects

Masateru Tsunoda, Akito Monden, Hiroshi Yadohisa, Nahomi Kikuchi, Ken Ichi Matsumoto

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Abstract

To clarify the relation between controllable attributes of a software development and its productivity, this paper experimentally analyzed a software project repository (SEC repository), consisting of 253 enterprise software development projects in Japanese companies, established by Software Engineering Center (SEC), Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan. In the experiment, as controllable attributes, we focused on the outsourcing ratio of a software project, defined as an effort outsourced to subcontract companies divided by a whole development effort, and on the effort allocation balance among development phases. Our major findings include both larger outsourcing ratio and smaller upstream process effort leads to worse productivity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2006 International Workshop on Mining Software Repositories, MSR '06, Co-located with the 28th International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2006
Pages14-17
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 International Workshop on Mining Software Repositories, MSR '06, Co-located with the 28th International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2006 - Shanghai, China
Duration: May 20 2006May 28 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Software Engineering
ISSN (Print)0270-5257

Other

Other2006 International Workshop on Mining Software Repositories, MSR '06, Co-located with the 28th International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2006
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period5/20/065/28/06

Keywords

  • custom software
  • software productivity
  • software project repository
  • subcontract
  • upstream process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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    Tsunoda, M., Monden, A., Yadohisa, H., Kikuchi, N., & Matsumoto, K. I. (2006). Productivity analysis of Japanese enterprise software development projects. In Proceedings of the 2006 International Workshop on Mining Software Repositories, MSR '06, Co-located with the 28th International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2006 (pp. 14-17). (Proceedings - International Conference on Software Engineering). https://doi.org/10.1145/1137983.1137988