Effects of organizational changes on product metrics and defects

Seiji Sato, Hironori Washizaki, Yoshiaki Fukazawa, Sakae Inoue, Hiroyuki Ono, Yoshiiku Hanai, Mikihiko Yamamoto

    研究成果: Conference contribution

    12 被引用数 (Scopus)

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    The development organization often changes during software development. Derivative developments, forks, and change of developers due to acquisition or open-sourcing are some conceivable situations. However, the impact of this change on software quality has yet to be elucidated. Herein we introduce the concept of origins to study the effects of organizational changes on software quality. A file's origin is defined as its creation and modification history. Using the concept of origins, we analyze two open source projects, OpenOffice and VirtualBox, which were each developed by a total of three organizations. We conduct statistical analysis to investigate the relationship between the origins, product metrics, the number of modifications, and defects. Results show that files that are created or modified by multiple organizations or by later organizations tend to be faultier due to the increase in complexity and modification frequency.

    本文言語English
    ホスト出版物のタイトルProceedings - Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference, APSEC
    出版社IEEE Computer Society
    ページ132-139
    ページ数8
    1
    ISBN(印刷版)9781479921430, 9780769549224
    DOI
    出版ステータスPublished - 2013
    イベント20th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference, APSEC 2013 - Bangkok, Thailand
    継続期間: 2013 12月 22013 12月 5

    Other

    Other20th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference, APSEC 2013
    国/地域Thailand
    CityBangkok
    Period13/12/213/12/5

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