The unresolved problems of improving software engineering management require a broader systemic approach of investigating related issues like software development productivity. The paper links software engineering management to research on software cost estimation and on factors affecting software development productivity. It examines ways for the systemic incorporation of all issues influencing a software project through application of combination of methods from diverse paradigms.
Petkov, Doncho and Petkova, Olga, "On Broadening Software Development Productivity Research to Serve Better Software Engineering Management" (2008). CONF-IRM 2008 Proceedings. 41.