TALK TITLE: Analytics in Software Development Projects: The Journey from Research to Practice
TALK ABSTRACT: Over the past two decades, we have witnessed a drastic increase in the development of metrics and analytical frameworks to study technical, social, organizational and socio-technical aspects of large scale software development projects. Despite the valuable insights that these new approaches provide, their application in practice has faced significant challenges. In this talk, I discuss these challenges and several examples of how those challenges were overcome to provide tangible benefits to software project outcomes. The examples cover geographically distributed software projects from startups to large-multinationals and across several industries.
BIO: Marcelo Cataldo is an Engineering Manager and Technical Lead at Dell Technologies. His research interests are in geographically distributed software development with special focus on the relationship between the software architecture and the organizational structure in large-scale software development projects. Marcelo combines 9 years of academic research in software engineering with 12 years of experience as a software engineer, software architect and technical lead in small and large software development organizations. Marcelo has served in program committee boards and review panels for major conferences in software engineering (e.g. ICSE, ICGSE), human computer interaction (e.g. CHI) and geographically distributed work (e.g. CSCW) as well as in a number of international workshops in software engineering and collaborative work. He was also the Program co-Chair for the 2012 edition of the International Conference in Global Software Engineering and a co-guest editor for the special issue on “The Socio-Technical Environment of Software Development Projects” in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. Marcelo holds a Ph.D. in Computation, Organizations, and Society from Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, USA) and a B.Sc. in Information Systems from Universidad Tecnologica Nacional (Buenos Aires, Argentina).