An Experiment on Creating Scenario Profiles for Software Change

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Author(s): PerOlof Bengtsson, Jan Bosch
Title: An Experiment on Creating Scenario Profiles for Software Change
Series: Research Report
Year: 1999
Issue: 2
ISSN: 1103-1581
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: Department of Software Engineering and Computer Science (Institutionen för programvaruteknik och datavetenskap)
Dept. of Software Engineering and Computer Science S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 780 00
http://www.bth.se/eng/ipd/
Language: English
Abstract: Scenario profiles are used increasingly often for the assessment of quality attributes during the architectural design of software systems. However, the definition of scenario profiles is subjective and no data is available on the effects of individuals on scenario profiles. In this paper we present the design, analysis and results of a controlled experiment on the effect of individuals on scenario profiles, so that others can replicate the experiments on other projects and people. Both scenario profiles created by individuals and by groups are studied. The findings from the experiment showed that groups with prepared members proved to be the best method for creating scenario profiles. Unprepared groups did not perform better than individuals when creating scenario profiles.
Subject: Software Engineering\General
Keywords: Experiment studies, empirical studies, scenarios, scenario profile, software architecture, software quality factors, prediction
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-00132
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