By Pär J. Ågerfalk, Brian Fitzgerald, Helena Holmström Olsson, Eoin Ó Conchúir (auth.), Qing Wang, Dietmar Pfahl, David M. Raffo (e
This quantity comprises papers offered on the foreign convention on software program method (ICSP 2008) held in Leipzig, Germany, in the course of may perhaps 10-11, 2008. ICSP 2008 was once the second one convention of the ICSP sequence. The subject matter of ICSP 2008 used to be “Making Globally dispensed software program improvement successful tale. ” software program builders paintings in a dynamic context of often altering applied sciences and with constrained assets. Globally allotted improvement groups are less than ev- expanding strain to bring their items extra quick and with greater degrees of qu- ity. even as, international pageant is forcing software program improvement agencies to chop expenses by way of rationalizing techniques, outsourcing a part of or all improvement actions, reusing latest software program in new or transformed purposes, and evolving latest platforms to satisfy new wishes, whereas nonetheless minimizing the chance of tasks failing to bring. to deal with those problems, new and transformed tactics are rising, together with agile equipment and plan-based product line improvement. Open resource, COTS, and com- nity-developed software program have gotten progressively more renowned. Outsourcing coupled with 24/7 improvement calls for well-defined approaches to help the coordination of organizationally—and geographically—separated groups. The authorized papers current accomplished learn or complex work-in-progress in all components of software program and platforms improvement procedure together with: agile software program pr- esses, CMMI, novel concepts for software program approach illustration and research; approach instruments and metrics; and the simulation and modeling of software program approaches. Contributions reflecting real-world adventure, or derived without delay from business or open-source software program improvement and evolution, have been fairly welcome.