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Karvonen T., Suomalainen T., Juntunen M., Sauvola T., Kuvaja P., Oivo M. (2016) The CRUSOE Framework: A Holistic Approach to Analysing Prerequisites for Continuous Software Engineering. In: Abrahamsson P., Jedlitschka A., Nguyen Duc A., Felderer M., Amasaki S., Mikkonen T. (eds) Product-Focused Software Process Improvement. PROFES 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10027. Springer, Cham

The CRUSOE framework : a holistic approach to analysing prerequisites for continuous software engineering

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Author: Karvonen, Teemu1; Suomalainen, Tanja2; Juntunen, Marko3;
Organizations: 1Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Espoo, Finland
3Oulu Business School, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Springer Nature, 2016
Publish Date: 2017-02-17


Continuous software engineering (CSE) is used for customer experiments and repetitive integrated processes within and between business planning and software development. First, this paper defines a new framework, called CRUSOE, for analysing CSE prerequisites. The framework allows for a more precise analysis of the interrelations and estimation of the changes that are prerequisites for moving from traditional product development to CSE. CRUSOE addresses prerequisites associated with and interdependencies among (1) the strategy, (2) architecture and (3) organisation. Second, this paper describes a case study conducted as part of a smartphone platform project to investigate the CSE prerequisites for product-focused software development. The results are synthesised together with recent related studies using the CRUSOE framework. The findings confirm challenges in moving towards CSE in embedded system development. Moreover, context-specific prerequisites should be considered, while it is still unclear as to how CSE can be systematically applied to the non-website development context.

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Series: Lecture notes in computer science
ISSN: 0302-9743
ISSN-E: 1611-3349
ISSN-L: 0302-9743
ISBN: 978-3-319-49094-6
ISBN Print: 978-3-319-49093-9
Volume: 10027
Pages: 643 - 661
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-49094-6_52
Host publication: Product-Focused Software Process Improvement
Conference: International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
Funding: This work was supported by TEKES as part of the Need for Speed Project ( of DIMECC (Digital, Internet, Materials & Engineering Co-Creation).
Copyright information: © Springer International Publishing AG 2016