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dc.contributor.authorJiang, Z.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSarkar, Sumiten_US
dc.contributor.authorJacob, V. S. (Varghese S.)en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-20T21:14:41Z
dc.date.available2014-03-20T21:14:41Z
dc.date.created2012-9en_US
dc.identifier.issn1047-7047en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10735.1/3198
dc.description.abstractPrior work on software release policy implicitly assumes that testing stops at the time of software release. In this research, we propose an alternative release policy for custom-built enterprise-level software projects that allows testing to continue for an additional period after the software product is released. Our analytical results show that the software release policy with postrelease testing has several important advantages over the policy without postrelease testing. First, the total expected cost is lower. Second, even though the optimal time to release the software is shortened, the reliability of the software is improved throughout its lifecycle. Third, although the expected number of undetected bugs is higher at the time of release, the expected number of software failures in the field is reduced. We also analyze the impact of market uncertainty on the release policy and find that all our prior findings remain valid. Finally, we examine a comprehensive scenario where in addition to uncertain market opportunity cost, testing resources allocated to the focal project can change before the end of testing. Interestingly, the software should be released earlier when testing resources are to be reduced after release.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1287/isre.1110.0379en_US
dc.rights©2012 INFORMSen_US
dc.subjectBayes risk principleen_US
dc.subjectLearningen_US
dc.subjectMarket opportunity costen_US
dc.subjectMarket uncertaintyen_US
dc.subjectSoftware failureen_US
dc.subjectAnalytical resultsen_US
dc.subjectBayes risken_US
dc.subjectMarket opportunityen_US
dc.subjectSoftware productsen_US
dc.subjectTesting resourcesen_US
dc.subjectTotal expected costsen_US
dc.subjectCommerceen_US
dc.subjectCostsen_US
dc.subjectEnterprise softwareen_US
dc.subjectIndustryen_US
dc.subjectProgram debuggingen_US
dc.subjectUncertainty analysisen_US
dc.subjectSoftware testingen_US
dc.titlePostrelease Testing And Software Release Policy For Enterprise-level Systemsen_US
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dc.type.genrearticleen_US
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJiang, Z., Sumit Sarkar, and V. S. (Varghese S.) Jacob. 2012. "Postrelease testing and software release policy for enterprise-level systems." Information Systems Research 23(3 PART 1): 635-657.en_US
dc.source.journalInformation Systems Researchen_US
dc.identifier.volume23en_US
dc.identifier.issue31en_US
dc.identifier.startpage635en_US
dc.contributor.ISNI0000 0000 4526 9637 (Jacob, VS)
dc.contributor.LCNA94021959‏ (Jacob, VS)


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