Guest Talk: Process Evaluation from Multiple Stakeholders Aspects (PREMISA)
University of Ljubljana
Date/Time: 10.05.2016, 10:00
Many different software development methodologies (SDM) have been developed in the last decades to help SW development teams to become more efficient and effective. However, as a SDM is a complex innovation that is difficult to successfully implement, it is not surprising that many SW development enterprises and IT departments do not actually use formal SDM. They rather lean on tacit knowledge of their lead developers who organize their development processes in an ad hoc manner, difficult to manage and control. The first step towards the improvement of this situation is to understand the value of different parts of SDM for different stakeholders (e.g. developers, lead developers, process owners, management, etc.). Only such understanding enables the management to prepare effective SDM improvement actions. In our research we address this situation by developing an evaluation approach we name PREMISA that facilitates comparative evaluation of different SDM parts by considering the views of all relevant stakeholders. PREMISA is being continuously developed and has been successfully used in several different IT departments and SW development enterprises.
Damjan Vavpotič is an assistant professor at Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana. He is a member of Information Systems Laboratory. He completed his doctoral studies in 2006 at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science in Ljubljana in the field of evaluation software development methodologies. His main research interests include evaluation and implementation of processes in software development teams, adoption of software development methodologies and evaluation of use of e-learning technologies in pedagogical processes. He teaches courses about information systems, information systems development and databases. He has been actively involved in management and coordination of EU and national projects and many commercial projects mainly for Slovenian IT industry. He is (co)author of over 50 journal and conference research papers.
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