Case Study Research in Software Engineering: Guidelines and Examples Front Cover

Case Study Research in Software Engineering: Guidelines and Examples

  • Length: 256 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2012-04-10
  • ISBN-10: 1118104358
  • ISBN-13: 9781118104354
  • Sales Rank: #3601368 (See Top 100 Books)

Based on their own experiences of in-depth case studies of software projects in international corporations, in this book the authors present detailed practical guidelines on the preparation, conduct, design and reporting of case studies of software engineering.  This is the first software engineering specific book on the case study research method.

Table of Contents

Part I Case Study Methodology
1 Introduction 3
2 Background And Definition Of Concepts 11
3 Design Of The Case Study 23
4 Data Collection 47
5 Data Analysis And Interpretation 61
6 Reporting And Dissemination 77
7 Scaling Up Case Study Research To Real-World Software Practice 97
8 Using Case Study Research 109

Part II Examples Of Case Studies
9 Introduction To Case Study Examples 129
10 Case Study Of Extreme Programming In A Stage–Gate Context 133
11 Two Longitudinal Case Studies Of Software Project Management 149
12 An Iterative Case Study Of Quality Monitoring 163
13 A Case Study Of The Evaluation Of Requirements Management Tools 171
14 A Large-Scale Case Study Of Requirements And Verification Alignment 183

Epilogue 201
Appendix A: Checklists For Reading And Reviewing Case Studies 203
Appendix B: Example Interview Instrument (Xp) 207
Appendix C: Example Interview Instrument (Revv) 209
Appendix D: Example Of A Coding Guide 213
Appendix E: Example Of A Consent Information Letter 219

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