Issue No. 05 - September/October (2003 vol. 20)
Alan MacCormack , Harvard University
Chris F. Kemerer , University of Pittsburgh
Michael Cusumano , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bill Crandall , Hewlett-Packard
<p>The authors report detailed data and analyses on productivity and quality from 29 Hewlett-Packard projects. While some software development models' characteristics affect performance negatively when considered alone, their impact disappears when considered in combination with other attributes. So, processes should be thought of as coherent systems of activities rather than as a series of individual practices that can be implemented piecemeal.</p>
M. Cusumano, A. MacCormack, B. Crandall and C. F. Kemerer, "Trade-offs between Productivity and Quality in Selecting Software Development Practices," in IEEE Software, vol. 20, no. , pp. 78-85, 2003.