Issue No. 03 - May-June (2014 vol. 31)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2014.57
Mamoun Hirzalla , Strategic Initiatives
Peter Bahrs , IBM
Jane Cleland-Huang , DePaul University
Quality goals for security, business agility, maintainability and other such attributes are often achieved through implementing best practices. To know which stakeholder goals are attainable and how they can best be achieved, we must empirically evaluate software development beliefs and practices. The Web extra at http://youtu.be/gLHkN_5wVCc is an audio podcast in which author Jane Cleland-Huang speaks with coauthor Mamoun Hirzalla from the Requirements column about the importance of challenging ideas, questioning beliefs, and understanding how various development practices and technical decisions can help or hinder the achievement of development goals.
quality goals, empirical, best practices, anecdotal evidence
M. Hirzalla, P. Bahrs and J. Cleland-Huang, "Beyond Anecdotal Thinking: Deepening Our Understanding for Achieving Quality Goals," in IEEE Software, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 26-29, 2014.