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Applying the metro map to software development management
Author(s): Amaia Aguirregoitia; J. Javier Dolado; Concepción Presedo
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents MetroMap, a new graphical representation model for controlling and managing the software development process. Metromap uses metaphors and visual representation techniques to explore several key indicators in order to support problem detection and resolution. The resulting visualization addresses diverse management tasks, such as tracking of deviations from the plan, analysis of patterns of failure detection and correction, overall assessment of change management policies, and estimation of product quality. The proposed visualization uses a metaphor with a metro map along with various interactive techniques to represent information concerning the software development process and to deal efficiently with multivariate visual queries. Finally, the paper shows the implementation of the tool in JavaFX with data of a real project and the results of testing the tool with the aforementioned data and users attempting several information retrieval tasks. The conclusion shows the results of analyzing user response time and efficiency using the MetroMap visualization system. The utility of the tool was positively evaluated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7530, Visualization and Data Analysis 2010, 75300I (18 January 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.837752
Show Author Affiliations
Amaia Aguirregoitia, Univ. of the Basque Country (Spain)
J. Javier Dolado, Univ. of the Basque Country (Spain)
Concepción Presedo, Univ. of the Basque Country (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7530:
Visualization and Data Analysis 2010
Jinah Park; Ming C. Hao; Pak Chung Wong; Chaomei Chen, Editor(s)

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