Improving Change Impact Analysis with a Tight Integrated Process and Tool

Christian Fasching, Guenter Pirklbauer, Werner Kurschl

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Abstract

Change impact analysis plays an immanent role in the maintenance and enhancement of software systems, especially for defect prevention. In our previous work we have developed approaches to detect logical dependencies among artifacts in repositories and calculated different metrics. But that is not enough, because in order to use change impact analysis a detailed process with guidelines on the one hand, and appropriate tools on the other hand will be needed. To show the importance of such an approach, we have gathered problems and analyzed requirements in the field of a social insurance company. Based on these requirements we have developed a process and a tool which helps analysts in performing activities along the defined process. In this paper we present the tool for change impact analysis and the significance of the tight integration of the tool into the process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationITNG2010 - 7th International Conference on Information Technology
Subtitle of host publicationNew Generations
PublisherIEEE Computer Society’s Conference Publishing Services
Pages956-961
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780769539843
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event7th International Conference on Information Technology : New Generations - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 12 Apr 201014 Apr 2010
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Publication series

NameITNG2010 - 7th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Information Technology : New Generations
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period12.04.201014.04.2010
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Keywords

  • Change couplings
  • Graph visualization
  • Process development
  • Software maintenance

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