The paper “Defining and Evaluating Software Project Success Indicators: a GQM-based Case Study”, authored by our MUSES colleagues L.Lavazza, E.Frumento, and R.Mazza has just won the Best Paper award at the recent 10th International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications (ICSOFT-EA/ICSOFT) held in Colmar from 20 to 22 July 2015.
The Best Paper Award has been conferred based on the best combined marks of paper reviewing, assessed by the Program Committee, and paper presentation quality, assessed by session chairs at the conference venue.
The GQM (Goal/Question/Metrics) method is a general purpose, goal-driven method, which has been successfully used in the evaluation of projects. The GQM provides a systematic approach to formalize the goals of a project and to refine them into a measurement plan.
GQM is at the core of the evaluation process in MUSES. With data collected at the trials carried in real production environment, up to eleven goals are being assessed, providing a complete picture of the current performance of the MUSES prototype and pointing the way to the improvements required to go from prototype to full product status