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What makes software engineers go that extra mile?

Sach, Rien; Sharp, Helen and Petre, Marian (2011). What makes software engineers go that extra mile? In: 23rd Annual Psychology of Programming Interest Group 2011, 6-8 September 2011, York, UK.

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Current research suggests that motivation factors in software engineering are evolving and that our current understanding of motivation in software engineering is out of date. In this paper an analysis of semi-structured interviews with 13 professional software engineers is presented. The data suggests that „the work‟ makes software engineers go that extra mile and that „people‟ are important, but that „obstacles‟ really sap the energy of software engineers.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 The Authors
Keywords: motivation; interviews; software engineers
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 30431
Depositing User: Rien Sach
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2011 09:14
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 20:41
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