Explaining Product Release Planning Results using Concept Analysis – SEKE 2008

by Gengshen Du, Thomas Zimmermann, Guenther Ruhe

Objective: This paper aims to generate explanations from a series of data points obtained from a decision support system called ReleasePlanner® for supporting product release planning and considered to be a black box. Method: Concept analysis is applied to 1085 data points received from running 10 scenarios of a real world product release planning project with 35 candidate solutions generated by ReleasePlanner®. Results: Three main results are obtained: (1) patterns between inputs and outputs; (2) evaluation of impact of individual input parameters on outputs; and (3) sensitivity level of outputs in dependence of inputs. Conclusion: Concept analysis is shown to be a feasible technique for gaining more insight into the structure of results obtained from a black box input-output system, such as, but not limited to, ReleasePlanner®.

Reference

Gengshen Du, Thomas Zimmermann, Guenther Ruhe. Explaining Product Release Planning Results using Concept Analysis. In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE 2008), Redwood City, San Francisco Bay, USA, July 2008.

BibTeX Entry

@inproceedings{du-seke-2008,
    title = "Explaining Product Release Planning Results using Concept Analysis",
    author = "Gengshen Du and Thomas Zimmermann and Guenther Ruhe",
    year = "2008",
    month = "July",
    booktitle = "Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering",
    location = "Redwood City, San Francisco Bay, USA",
}