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Is the Software Engineering State of the Practice Getting Closer to the State of the Art?
November/December 2003 (vol. 20 no. 6)
pp. 78-83
Donald J. Reifer, Reifer Consultants

How do the state of the art and the state of the practice of software engineering differ? Having surveyed them using current frameworks, the author next identifies missing research areas and good practices. Finally, eight critical success factors are identified that can help managers close the gap and take better advantage of the research that exists in their practice.

Index Terms:
COTS, agile methods, Extreme Programming, software engineering
Citation:
Donald J. Reifer, "Is the Software Engineering State of the Practice Getting Closer to the State of the Art?," IEEE Software, vol. 20, no. 6, pp. 78-83, Nov.-Dec. 2003, doi:10.1109/MS.2003.1241370
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