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Analyzing software repository data to synthesize and visualize relationships between development artifacts

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Date Issued:
2011
Summary:
As computing technology continues to advance, it has become increasingly difficult to find businesses that do not rely, at least in part, upon the collection and analysis of data for the purpose of project management and process improvement. The cost of software tends to increase over time due to its complexity and the cost of employing humans to develop, maintain, and evolve it. To help control the costs, organizations often seek to improve the process by which software systems are developed and evolved. Improvements can be realized by discovering previously unknown or hidden relationships between the artifacts generated as a result of developing a software system. The objective of the work described in this thesis is to provide a visualization tool that helps managers and engineers better plan for future projects by discovering new knowledge gained by synthesizing and visualizing data mined from software repository records from previous projects.
Title: Analyzing software repository data to synthesize and visualize relationships between development artifacts.
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Name(s): Mulcahy, James J.
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: viii, 79 p. : ill. (some col.)
Language(s): English
Summary: As computing technology continues to advance, it has become increasingly difficult to find businesses that do not rely, at least in part, upon the collection and analysis of data for the purpose of project management and process improvement. The cost of software tends to increase over time due to its complexity and the cost of employing humans to develop, maintain, and evolve it. To help control the costs, organizations often seek to improve the process by which software systems are developed and evolved. Improvements can be realized by discovering previously unknown or hidden relationships between the artifacts generated as a result of developing a software system. The objective of the work described in this thesis is to provide a visualization tool that helps managers and engineers better plan for future projects by discovering new knowledge gained by synthesizing and visualizing data mined from software repository records from previous projects.
Identifier: 777602593 (oclc), 3333053 (digitool), FADT3333053 (IID), fau:3796 (fedora)
Note(s): by James J. Mulcahy.
Thesis (M.S.C.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2011.
Includes bibliography.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2011. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): Data mining -- Mathematical models
Software engineering
Inofrmation visualization -- Data processing
Application software -- Development
Object-oriented programming (Computer science)
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