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Guest Talk: Process Evaluation from Multiple Stakeholders Aspects (PREMISA)

Damjan Vavpotič
Univer­sity of Ljubljana

Date/Time: 10.05.2016, 10:00

Loca­tion: D2.2.094


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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