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2013 20th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC) (2013)
Ratchathewi, Bangkok, Thailand
Dec. 2, 2013 to Dec. 5, 2013
ISSN: 1530-1362
ISBN: 978-1-4799-2143-0
pp: 577-582
ABSTRACT
Which are the consequences of Lehman's Laws of Software Evolution for the productivity of incrementally developed projects? The concept of Incremental Development Productivity De-cline (IDPD), which deals with how the productivity of incrementally developed software develops over its increments, is introduced. It is explained how Lehman's Laws of Software Evolution apply to it and how maintenance and reuse are relevant to both. Every Law of Software Evolution is discussed individually from a qualitative standpoint with regard to whether it could be a cause of IDPD. After that discussion, the overall situation is examined in light of how different courses of action cause which laws to apply different degrees of effects.
INDEX TERMS
Software, Productivity, Maintenance engineering, Software engineering, Complexity theory, Computer science, Educational institutions
CITATION

R. Moazeni, D. Link and B. Boehm, "Lehman's Laws and the Productivity of Increments: Implications for Productivity," 2013 20th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC), Ratchathewi, Bangkok, Thailand Thailand, 2013, pp. 577-582.
doi:10.1109/APSEC.2013.84
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