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The effect of team dynamics on software development process improvement

O'Connor, Rory and Basri, Shuib (2012) The effect of team dynamics on software development process improvement. International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals, 3 (3). pp. 13-26. ISSN 1947-3478

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Abstract

This article identifies the effect of team dynamics in the context of software development teams and its impact on software process improvement (SPI) activities in very small companies, in order to understand the relation- ship between these two variables. Most software development work is done by teams of software engineers working together in a collaborative manner to execute a software development process. Although there is much literature examining software process and how to improve it, less attention has been paid to the issues of team-working and specifically the impact of team dynamics on the software development process. Team dynamics is the term used to define how people work and interact together in teams. Teamwork is more effective with the existence of positive team dynamic, as it encourages a better working environment with satisfied, fulfilled employees who will in turn be more productive. This paper presents the results of a research study of team dynamics in very small software development companies and its impact on the software development process and software process improvement activities.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:software process improvement; practices; team dynamics; very small software development companies
Subjects:Computer Science > Information technology
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
Publisher:IGI Global
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/jhcitp.2012070102
Copyright Information:© 2012 IGI Global
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:17566
Deposited On:30 Oct 2012 11:54 by Rory O'Connor. Last Modified 30 Oct 2012 11:54

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