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An empirical investigation into social productivity of a software process.

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dc.contributor.author Yilmaz, Murat
dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Rory V.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-09T12:22:04Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-09T12:22:04Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/1782
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The actual and expected benefits of fostering the alignment of people factors and cooperation among software development teams enables software development organization to improve software development productivity. Furthermore, software development productivity presents a significant challenge for both understanding and quantifying the performance characteristics of software development organizations. This paper introduces an approach to model software development productivity by using structural equation modeling (SEM), a technique that can be used for testing and estimating relationships using empirical data. We also present preliminary results from an exploratory study about the enabling social factors that affect software development productivity. Our quantitative analysis involves grouping productivity and social productivity factors for studying and identifying their implicit relationship. To this end, we issue questionnaires to test our hypothesis and to gather sample data. The paper concludes by showing initial results, limitations, and directions for future research. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries European Software Process Improvement Conference;06/2011
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-22206-1_14
dc.rights The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com en_US
dc.subject software development teams en_US
dc.subject structural equation modeling en_US
dc.title An empirical investigation into social productivity of a software process. en_US
dc.type Conference item en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI
dc.relation.projectid 03/CE2/I303_1
dc.internal.authorcontactother roconnor@computing.dcu.ie


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