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Software Process

Our studies on software process include organizational impact on quality, agile software development, global software development, effort estimation, development branches, and build analysis.

Publications

Andrew Begel and Thomas Zimmermann, Analyze This! 145 Questions for Data Scientists in Software Engineering, in Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2014), ACM, June 2014

Andrew Begel and Thomas Zimmermann, Analyze This! 145 Questions for Data Scientists in Software Engineering, no. MSR-TR-2013-111, 28 October 2013

Emerson Murphy-Hill, Thomas Zimmermann, Christian Bird, and Nachiappan Nagappan, The Design of Bug Fixes, in Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2013), IEEE, May 2013

Christian Bird and Thomas Zimmermann, Assessing the Value of Branches with What-if Analysis, in Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE 2012), Association for Computing Machinery, Inc., November 2012

Thomas Zimmermann, Nachiappan Nagappan, Philip J. Guo, and Brendan Murphy, Characterizing and Predicting Which Bugs Get Reopened, in Proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2012 SEIP Track), IEEE, June 2012

Raymond P.L. Buse and Thomas Zimmermann, Information Needs for Software Development Analytics, in Proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2012 SEIP Track), IEEE, June 2012

Christian Bird, Nachiappan Nagappan, brendan murphy, Harald Gall, and Premkumar Devanbu, Don't Touch My Code! Examining the Effects of Ownership on Software Quality, in Proceedings of the the eighth joint meeting of the European Software Engineering Conference and the ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on The Foundations of Software Engineering, ACM, September 2011

Christian Bird, Sociotechnical Coordination and Collaboration in Open Source Software, in Proceedings of the 27th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance, IEEE, September 2011

Alexander Tarvo, Thomas Zimmermann, and Jacek Czerwonka, An Integration Resolution Algorithm for Mining Multiple Branches in Version Control Systems (Industry Track), in Proceedings of the 27th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM 2011), IEEE, September 2011

Philip J. Guo, Thomas Zimmermann, Nachiappan Nagappan, and Brendan Murphy, "Not My Bug!" and Other Reasons for Software Bug Report Reassignments, in Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Association for Computing Machinery, Inc., March 2011

Raymond P.L. Buse and Thomas Zimmermann, Information Needs for Software Development Analytics, no. MSR-TR-2011-8, 30 January 2011

Raymond P. L. Buse and Thomas Zimmermann, Analytics for Software Development, in Proceedings of the FSE/SDP Workshop on the Future of Software Engineering Research (FoSER), Association for Computing Machinery, Inc., November 2010

Raymond P. L. Buse and Thomas Zimmermann, Analytics for Software Development, no. MSR-TR-2010-111, 11 August 2010

Silvia Breu, Rahul Premraj, Jonathan Sillito, and Thomas Zimmermann, Information Needs in Bug Reports: Improving Cooperation Between Developers and Users, in Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Association for Computing Machinery, Inc., February 2010

Laurie Williams, Gunnar Kudrjavets, and Nachiappan Nagappan, On the Effectiveness of Unit Test Automation at Microsoft, in Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering (ISSRE), IEEE, November 2009

Audris Mockus, Nachiappan Nagappan, and Trung T. Dinh-Trong, Test Coverage and Post-Verification Defects: A Multiple Case Study, in Proceedings of the ACM-IEEE Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement Conference (ESEM), IEEE Computer Society, October 2009

Andrew Begel and Nachiappan Nagappan, Coordination in Large-Scale Software Development: Helpful and Unhelpful Behaviors, no. MSR-TR-2009-135, 28 September 2009

Christian Bird, Nachiappan Nagappan, Premkumar Devanbu, Harald Gall, and Brendan Murphy, Does distributed development affect software quality? An empirical case study of Windows Vista, in Communications of the ACM, vol. 52, no. 8, pp. 85–93, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc., New York, NY, USA, August 2009