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A study of software development team dynamics in SPI

Basri, Shuib and O'Connor, Rory (2011) A study of software development team dynamics in SPI. In: 18th European Software Process Improvement Conference, 27-29 Jun 2011, Roskilde, Denmark. ISBN 978-3-642-22206-1

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The software development team is a key factor in software projects, however, achieving and maintaining positive team dynamics in software development project especially when the software companies have fewer resources in term of people, money and time is a remarkable challenge. This paper explores the dynamics of software development teams (structure, process, communication, learning and sharing) and its impact on Software Process Improvement (SPI) in very small software organization, in order to understand the impact between these two variables. We undertook a series of interviews and focus groups with very small software companies and our results show that very small companies have a high level of team dynamics although their SPI initiatives are conducted on a small scale and in an informal and indirect manner. The results also indicated that this situation occurs due to the working and social relationship, willingness to share, having a good interpersonal skill and work closely each others.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:SPI; VSE; Team Dynamics; Grounded Theory
Subjects:Computer Science > Software engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Lero: The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Published in:Systems, Software and Service Process Improvement. Communications in Computer and Information Science 172. Springer. ISBN 978-3-642-22206-1
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Copyright Information:© 2011 Springer-Verlag
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:16725
Deposited On:09 Jan 2012 14:59 by Rory O'Connor. Last Modified 09 Jan 2012 14:59

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