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A Tool-Based Approach for Essentializing Software Engineering Practices (2019)


Kemell, K.-K., Evensen, A., Wang, X., Risku, J., Nguyen-Duc, A., & Abrahamsson, P. (2019). A Tool-Based Approach for Essentializing Software Engineering Practices. In M. Staron, R. Capilla, & A. Skavhaug (Eds.), SEAA 2019 : 45th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (pp. 51-55). IEEE. Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications. https://doi.org/10.1109/SEAA.2019.00016


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Kemell, Kai-Kristian; Evensen, Arthur; Wang, Xiaofeng; Risku, Juhani; Nguyen-Duc, Anh; Abrahamsson, Pekka

Parent publication: SEAA 2019 : 45th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications

Parent publication editors: Staron, Miroslaw; Capilla, Rafael; Skavhaug, Amund

Conference:

  • Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications

Place and date of conference: Kallithea-Chalkidiki, Greece, 28.-30.8.2019

ISBN: 978-1-7281-3422-2

eISBN: 978-1-7281-3421-5

Journal or series: Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications

ISSN: 1089-6503

eISSN: 2376-9505

Publication year: 2019

Pages range: 51-55

Publisher: IEEE

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/SEAA.2019.00016

Publication open access: Not open

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Abstract

Software Engineers work using highly diverse methods and practices, and general theories in software engineering are lacking. A recent attempt at creating a common ground in the area of software engineering methodologies has been the Essence Theory of Software Engineering. Essence is a method-agnostic progress management framework and a meta-method for Software Engineering (SE). However, tooling for Essence is still lacking. Without dedicated tools and other instruments, a meta-method such as Essence is cumbersome to utilize by practitioners and students. Indeed, Essence currently suffers from a lack of widespread practitioner adoption. In this paper, we thus present an Open Source tool for essentializing methods and practices: Essencery. We conduct a qualitative evaluation of the tool through a quasi-formal experiment and a set of semi-structured interviews. Based on this data, we improve Essencery iteratively before it is utilized in a large-scale project-based course as a proof of concept.


Keywords: software engineering; software development; methods

Free keywords: essence; semat; method engineering; tool


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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2019

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