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Results of SEI Line-Funded Exploratory New Starts Projects

August 2012 Technical Report
Len Bass, Rick Kazman, Edwin J. Morris, Brad Myers, William Nichols, Robert Nord, Ipek Ozkaya, Raghvinder Sangwan, Soumya Simanta, Ofer Strichman, Peppo Valetto, Nanette Brown, Gene Cahill, William Casey, Sagar Chaki, Cory Cohen, Dionisio de Niz, David French, Arie Gurfinkel

This report describes the line-funded exploratory new starts (LENS) projects that were undertaken during fiscal year 2011. For each project, the report presents a brief description and a recounting of the research that was done, as well as a synopsis of the results of the project.


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The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) annually undertakes several line-funded exploratory new starts (LENS) 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 LENS projects that were conducted during fiscal year 2011 (October 2010 through September 2011).