Issue No.02 - February (2007 vol.40)
Les Hatton , Kingston University London
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MC.2007.58
Previous research shows considerable overlap among perfective, corrective, and adaptive maintenance tasks in software development projects. A case study involving two recent products provides further empirical evidence of this distribution and sheds light on how well programmers estimate both the type of maintenance necessary and the duration with some significant surprises.
Les Hatton, "How Accurately Do Engineers Predict Software Maintenance Tasks?", Computer, vol.40, no. 2, pp. 64-69, February 2007, doi:10.1109/MC.2007.58