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Methodology and culture: drivers of mediocrity in software engineering?

Petre, Marian and Damian, Daniela (2014). Methodology and culture: drivers of mediocrity in software engineering? In: FSE 2014 Proceedings of the 22nd ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Foundations of Software Engineering, ACM, pp. 829–832.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1145/2635868.2666607
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Abstract

Methodology implementation failure is attributed to developer mediocrity (by management) – not to organizational mediocrity (rigidity or control-driven, process-driven management), or to a lack of adaptation capability in the methodology. In supporting software construction as a creative process, however, we must promote excellence rather than conformity. We argue that we – through principled research -- must pay attention to the interplay between methodology and culture – the local adaptations needed to make things work, understand how the two co-evolve and how they may contribute together to software quality.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 ACM
ISBN: 1-4503-3056-8, 978-1-4503-3056-5
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 41544
Depositing User: Marian Petre
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2014 12:51
Last Modified: 16 May 2018 11:44
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/41544
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