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dc.contributor.authorBabar, M.en
dc.contributor.authorKitchenham, B.en
dc.contributor.authorJeffery, R.en
dc.date.issued2008en
dc.identifier.citationEmpirical Software Engineering, 2008; 13(1):39-62en
dc.identifier.issn1382-3256en
dc.identifier.issn1573-7616en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/86548-
dc.description.abstractScenario-based methods for evaluating software architecture require a large number of stakeholders to be collocated for evaluation meetings. Collocating stakeholders is often an expensive exercise. To reduce expense, we have proposed a framework for supporting software architecture evaluation process using groupware systems. This paper presents a controlled experiment that we conducted to assess the effectiveness of one of the key activities, developing scenario profiles, of the proposed groupware-supported process of evaluating software architecture. We used a cross-over experiment involving 32 teams of three 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students. We found that the quality of scenario profiles developed by distributed teams using a groupware tool were significantly better than the quality of scenario profiles developed by face-to-face teams (p < 0.001). However, questionnaires indicated that most participants preferred the face-to-face arrangement (82%) and 60% thought the distributed meetings were less efficient. We conclude that distributed meetings for developing scenario profiles are extremely effective but that tool support must be of a high standard or participants will not find distributed meetings acceptable.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityMuhammad Ali Babar, Barbara Kitchenham, Ross Jefferyen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringer USen
dc.rights© Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2007en
dc.subjectArchitecture evaluation; Process improvement; Controlled experiments; Groupware support; Scenario developmenten
dc.titleComparing distributed and face-to-face meetings for software architecture evaluation: a controlled experimenten
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.rmid0030008087en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10664-007-9052-6en
dc.identifier.pubid74433-
pubs.library.collectionComputer Science publicationsen
pubs.library.teamDS02en
pubs.verification-statusVerifieden
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
dc.identifier.orcidBabar, M. [0000-0001-9696-3626]en
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