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Some social factors of software engineering: the maverick, community and technical practices

Sharp, Helen and Robinson, Hugh (2005). Some social factors of software engineering: the maverick, community and technical practices. In: ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes, 30(4).

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DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1145/1083106.1083117
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Abstract

While the importance of ‘people factors’ in software engineering has been recognised for over 25 years, few specific factors, and their impact on software engineering, have been identified. ‘People factors’ covers a wide and diverse set of issues. In this paper we focus on social factors, i.e. factors that arise from the various interactions that need to take place in order to develop software. We draw on three different studies we have conducted over the last 10 years to identify three specific factors and their impact on software development.

Item Type: Conference Item
ISSN: 0163-5948
Keywords: Maverick; community; ethnography
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 3872
Depositing User: Hugh Robinson
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2016 11:06
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/3872
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