Ross Gagliano of the ACM Ubiquity reviewed favorably our recent book

Software Maintenance Management: Evaluation and Continuous Improvement by Alain April and Alain Abran (IEEE Computer Society, 2008). Having the daunting task of describing the source of the vast majority of the total life cycle costs of typical software systems, the book is a fresh approach to an often otherwise dull and boring subject area. These two Canadian software experts pool their talents and experiences to bring together necessary but mostly ignored software maintenance (including testing) topics.

Ross Gagliano is a retired professor and co-founder of the Computer Science Department at Georgia State University. Previously, he was a senior researcher at the Georgia Tech Research Institute.

Posted in Software Maintenance.

Dr. Alain April

I am full professor of Software Engineering at the University of Québec in Montréal, in its Software Engineering faculty. I have more than 30 years of Helthcare, Finance/Banking and Telecommunications IT industry experience, especially in Cloud Computing, Big Data, software acquisition, contracts, software quality assurance and business process management. I am more comfortable with open source, practical applications and technology transfer to industry.
Currently I concentrate on research projects. In the past I was the recipient of the ISO award for higher education in standardization in 2011, as well as the chair of the Software Engineering gratuate program and of the Software Engineering departement. I also published Software Engineering Books: Software Maintenance Improvement and Software Quality Assurance.