My main research interest is on Empirical Software Engineering, applied to industrial Case Studies and Literature Reviews.
Software Maintenance and Evolution
Mining software repository for evaluating the presence and harmfulness of code smells and architectural smells
Lean and Agile Software Development
Evaluation of methods, techniques and processes for continuous and rapid value delivery in SMEs, supporting companies in adopting agile and lean methods.
Effort estimation in the context of agile and waterfall development processes
Analysis and improvement of Agile Software Development processes, empirically evaluating pros and cons of different techniques in different contexts.