Transferring Experience. A Practical Approach and its Application on Software Inspections
Experience and knowledge management are seen as key capabilities for systematic software development and process improvement. However, it is still not quite clear how to get this vision to work. In this paper, a process for systematic experience transfer is presented. It covers the activities of experience acquisition, experience documentation and evoltuion, and experience reuse. This process is a result of the German publicly-funded project SoftQuali, and its practical use is demonstrated by two real examples, dealing with experience transfer for software inspections. In general it is described how experience can be packaged, both to transfer the technique and to improve it.