The KITE Model for Assessment of Academic Software Products

  • Sergio Andrés Rojas Galeano Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas
  • Henry Alberto Diosa Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas
  • Miguel Alberto Melgarejo Rey Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas
Keywords: Assessment of software products, technological innovation, academic groups productivity. (en_US)
Keywords: Evaluación de productos de software, innovación tecnológica, productividad de grupos académicos (es_ES)

Abstract (es_ES)

Se presenta a continuación una propuesta para valorar productos de software desarrollados por grupos de investigación en el ámbito académico. Con este objetivo, se describe un modelo que consiste de cuatro ejes determinantes para la medición o valoración de un producto de software cualquiera: El efecto en la diseminación avance en el conocimiento (K), el impacto en la población usuaria potencial (I), la innovación tecnológica (T) y los aspectos de calidad del producto desde la perspectiva de la disciplina de la Ingeniería de Software (E). Estos determinantes se integran en un modelo gráfi co que hemos denominado KITE. El modelo admite tanto interpretación numérica como geométrica para facilitar, a los tomadores de decisiones, el análisis de perfi les de productividad de software de una unidad académica, desde el punto de vista cuantitativo o cualitativo. Las escalas de las valoraciones para cada determinante son también descritas de manera sucinta y están acompañadas de listas de chequeo preliminares, esquematizadas como una propuesta de instrumentalización de la medición en concordancia con el modelo.

Abstract (en_US)

We reflect on the topic of assessing the merit of software products developed by research groups within the academia. To this end, a model is proposed to defi ne the score of an arbitrary software product. The model consists of four determinants, namely new knowledge dissemination effect (K), impact in target population (I), technological innovation (T), and engineering achievement (E). These determinants are integrated into a ”KITE” graphical model. The model admits both geometric and numeric interpretations, enabling decision makers to analyze profi les of software productivity for a particular academic unit from a quantitative or qualitative viewpoint. The ratings, which enable software to be scored regarding each determinant, are also described. Following the model, preliminary test lists are sketched as a proposal of measurement instruments for these scores.


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How to Cite
Rojas Galeano, S. A., Diosa, H. A., & Melgarejo Rey, M. A. (2013). The KITE Model for Assessment of Academic Software Products. Ingeniería, 18(2).
Published: 2013-10-30

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