Practices around Customization of Standard Systems.

Yvonne Dittrich, Sebastien Vaucouleur

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More and more software systems are developed by customizing a standard product that provide the major part of the functionality. The customization of Enterprise Resource Planning systems is such a product based software development practice. Little empirical research on the specificities of these software development practices is available. We present an empirical study on customization practices based on video recordings, interviews and a survey. The observed and reported practices challenge some of the principles of software engineering. Based on the analysis, we discuss the specificity of this kind of development, the role of communities of practice, and the resulting challenges for the field of software engineering.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2008 international workshop on Cooperative and human aspects of software engineering 2008, : CHASE '08, Leipzig, Germany  May 13 - 13, 2008
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2008
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-60558-039-5
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventICSE 2008 International Conference on Software Engineering - Leipzig, Germany
Duration: 10 May 200818 May 2008
Conference number: 13


ConferenceICSE 2008 International Conference on Software Engineering

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