Issue No. 05 - Sept.-Oct. (2016 vol. 33)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2015.24
Magne Jorgensen , Simula Research Laboratory
Software providers differ widely in productivity and quality. Traditional means of evaluation, such as CVs and client references, fail to separate the competent from the incompetent. Trialsourcing--having multiple providers create sample pieces of software for evaluation--can help clients select providers. However, trialsourcing poses potential challenges and must be properly implemented.
Software development, Sofware engineering, Telecommunications, Collaboration, Proposals, Context awareness, Complexity theory
M. Jorgensen, "Better Selection of Software Providers through Trialsourcing," in IEEE Software, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 48-53, 2016.