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Discovery Colloquium: Quality Software Development @ Internet Speed

September 2002 Technical Report
Linda Levine, Richard Baskerville, Jan Pries-Heje, Balasubramaniam Ramesh, Sandra Slaughter

This report presents the data collected during a 2001 colloquium to explore issues associated with developing quality software at Internet speed.


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In October, 2001, the Software Engineering Institute hosted a colloquium to explore issues faced by organizations challenged with developing quality software at Internet speed and to examine the impact of Internet speed on current software-development practices. The colloquium was an element of an exploratory study being conducted by a team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, Georgia State University, and The IT University of Copenhagen. Team members shared their findings from a previous phase of the study in which they had investigated quality and fast-cycle Internet-software engineering in nine organizations. Members of those organizations attended the colloquium, along with others who were invited to participate based on their perceived ability to contribute to the discussion of Internet-speed development. 

This report describes the activities of the colloquium and the raw data collected during group discussions and breakout sessions. It also includes a brief description of the field study done by the cross-institutional team. A preliminary analysis of the results of the colloquium is presented in the conclusion of the report.