Chapter 13

Using Data to Make Decisions in Software Engineering

Providing a Method to our Madness

Brendan Murphy*; Jacek Czerwonka; Laurie Williams    * Microsoft Research Cambridge, Cambridge, UK Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA, USA Department of Computer Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

Abstract

The challenges facing software engineering teams are complex and are evolving over time. Many teams aim to produce software more frequently without sacrificing quality. These teams may be considering changing their development processes to meet these new challenges. Teams creating products in such a changing and challenging environment can benefit from data to make decisions based on evidence rather than based on ...

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