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Results of SEI Independent Research and Development Projects (FY 2009)

December 2009 Technical Report
Len Bass, Lutz Wrage, Paul C. Clements, Dionisio de Niz, Peter H. Feiler, Matthew Geiger, Jeffrey Hansen, Jörgen Hansson (University of Skovde), Scott Hissam, James Ivers, Mark H. Klein, Karthik Lakshmanan, Gabriel Moreno, Daniel Plakosh, Ragunathan Rajkumar, Kristopher Rush, Cal Waits, Kurt C. Wallnau

In this report, the authors describe the SEI independent research and development (IRAD) projects conducted during fiscal year 2009.


The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) annually undertakes several independent research and development (IRAD) projects. These projects serve to (1) support feasibility studies investigating whether further work by the SEI would be of potential benefit and (2) support further exploratory work to determine whether there is sufficient value in eventually funding the feasibility study work as an SEI initiative. Projects are chosen based on their potential to mature and/or transition software engineering practices, develop information that will help in deciding whether further work is worth funding, and set new directions for SEI work. This report describes the IRAD projects that were conducted during fiscal year 2009 (October 2008 through September 2009).