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Exploring the belief systems of software development professionals

O'Connor, Rory and Yilmaz, Murat (2015) Exploring the belief systems of software development professionals. Cybernetics and Systems: An International Journal , 46 (6-7). pp. 528-542. ISSN 0196-9722

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Abstract

It is commonly accepted that an individual’s beliefs and actions are based on their assessment and perceptions of the world they inhabit. In order to determine what practices an individual is likely to follow at any given time, it is necessary to understand the individual's behavioural intention in a given circumstance. From an Information Technology perspective, software development professional’s belief systems are potentially the basis for the adoption and implementation of new and innovative work practices and processes. In this paper we explore the belief systems of software development professionals to understand the beliefs underlying intention and practice, and seek answers about how they adopt or reject new and innovative software development processes and practices. The results point out a strong influence of past experiences, personality types and repeated behaviour on current software development processes and practices in industrial settings.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Belief systems; Grounded theory; Software development; Software process; Qualitative research
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
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01969722.2015.1038483
Copyright Information:© 2015 Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Cybernetics and Systems: An International Journal 46(6-7)
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:20994
Deposited On:26 Jan 2016 14:32 by Rory O'Connor. Last Modified 06 Jul 2016 01:02

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