A framework for defect prediction in specific software project contexts

Authors Dindin Wahyudin
Rudolf Ramler
Stefan Biffl
Editors Z. Huzar
R. Koci
B. Meyer
B. Walter
J. Zendulka
Title A framework for defect prediction in specific software project contexts
Booktitle Software Engineering Techniques - 3rd IFIP TC2 Central and East European Conference in Software Engineering Techniques, Revised Selected Papers
Type in proceedings
Publisher Springer
Series Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume 4980
Mark DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-22386-0_20
Department PQE
ISBN 978-3-642-22385-3
Month Juni
Year 2008
Pages 261-274
SCCH ID# 833

Software defect prediction has drawn the attention of many researchers in empirical software engineering and software maintenance due to its importance in providing quality estimates and to identify the needs for improvement from project management perspective. However, most defect prediction studies seem valid primarily in a particular context and little concern is given on how to find out which prediction model is well suited for a given project context. In this paper we present a framework for conducting software defect prediction as aid for the project manager in the context of a particular project or organization. The framework has been aligned with practitioners’ requirements and is supported by our findings from a systematical literature review on software defect prediction. We provide a guide to the body of existing studies on defect prediction by mapping the results of the systematic literature review to the framework.