A Study of Yield Management Using the Personal Software Process.

Harald Svensson: A Study of Yield Management Using the Personal Software Process CSIT 2000 : 297-303


Software engineering is a new engineering discipline. Our understanding of what constitutes good software engineering skills is limited and must improve. Using the Personal Software Process (PSP), as a context for conducting empirical research in software engineering, is one way of improving our understanding.

This paper examines the defect removal situation for a group of students within the context of the PSP.

Student data indicates a number of aspects that would increase the yield of defect removal. Results, motivating the study, indicate that addition of design and code reviews in the software development process save about 20 percent in time regarding defect removal activities.

PSP is an individual software development process, where the engineer logs and analyses his process data in order to improve his software development process. PSP data show general improvements in estimation accuracy, defect density and productivity. The academia has noticed this, and as a result PSP is taught at a number of universities around the world including Stockholm, Sweden.

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