Value-Based Software Engineering
Lead Personnel: LiGuo Huang
Objectives: Develop value-based principles and
techniques to address emerging software engineering challenge areas:
especially the high dependable systems, software
Approach: Identify seven key elements as the
foundations of Value-Based Software Engineering (VBSE):
- Benefits Realization Analysis
- Stakeholder Value Proposition Elicitation and Reconciliation
- Business Case Analysis
- Continuous Risk and Opportunity Management
- Concurrent System and Software Engineering
- Value-based Monitoring and Control
- Change as Opportunity
Identify useful techniques from economics, finance, decision
theory and other disciplines and adapt them to use in software
design and development. Seek to inform technical decision making
with sound models of linkages between technical parameters and
- L. Huang, "Strategic Design Issues Encountered with the
SAIV Process Model: A Case Study," 3rd International
Workshop on Economics-Driven Software Engineering Research (EDSER),
May 2001, pp. 41-44.
- B. Boehm, D. Port, L. Huang, and W. Brown, "Using the
Spiral Model and MBASE to Generate New Acquisition Process
Models: SAIV, CAIV, and SCQAIV", CrossTalk,
vol. 15, no. 1, January 2003, pp. 20-25.
- D. Port, L. Huang, and B. Boehm,
"Strategic Architectural Flexibility," 4th
International Workshop on Economics-Driven Software Engineering
Research (EDSER), May 2002, pp. 32-37.
- B. Boehm, L. Huang,
"Value-Base Software Engineering: Reinventing 'Earned
Value' Monitoring and Control," ACM Software Engineering
Notes, vol. 28, no. 2, March 2003, pp. 29.
- B. Boehm, L. Huang, "Value-Based Software Engineering: A Case
Study," IEEE Computer, vol. 36, no. 3, March
2003, pp. 33-41.
- D. Port, L. Huang, " Strategic Architectural
Flexibility," Proceedings IEEE International Conference on
Software Maintenance, September 2003.
Develop the value-based model
and tool for evaluating software dependability alternatives and
trade-offs among them at both development and run time.