Project Replayer – An Investigation Tool to Revisit Processes of Past Projects

  • Keita Goto
  • Noriko Hankawa
  • Hajimu Iida
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3966)


In order to help knowledge acquisition and accumulation from past experiences, we propose a KFC (Knowledge Feedback Cycle) framework among engineers and researchers. Three tools (Empirical Project Monitor, Simulator, and Replayer) are used to circulate captured knowledge in KFC. Project Replayer is a most characteristic tool used to review data of past projects derived from development logs; version control, bug reports and e-mails. With Project Replayer, past projects can be easily revisited and complicated phenomena of past projects can be investigated. As a result of preliminary experiments, we have confirmed that Project Replayer helps researchers construct and validate hypotheses of software process. We also confirmed that developers have acquired new knowledge about a certain problem extracted from past projects.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Keita Goto
    • 1
  • Noriko Hankawa
    • 2
  • Hajimu Iida
    • 1
  1. 1.Nara Institute of Science and TechnologyGraduate School of Information ScienceJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Management InformationHannan UniversityJapan

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