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A study of knowledge management process practices in very small software companies

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dc.contributor.author Basri, Shuib
dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Rory V.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-28T11:22:43Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-28T11:22:43Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2136
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Problem statement: Software development is distinct from other types of engineering because the product is intangible, progress is not explicit and team members rely on the documentation of others to review progress. In addition, there are no standard processes, which make it difficult to predict which process will cause development problems. The discourse of knowledge management is becoming more evident in the software engineering literature, as the software development activity is essentially a human knowledge intensive activity. Approach: This study explores the role of software development knowledge management within software development companies. Specifically: How software knowledge is managed; identify critical factors in software development teams and software development knowledge management; understand how should software teams are organized in order to support software process improvement and the role of knowledge management in this. Results: This study presents the results of a study of knowledge management process practices in very small software companies and discusses these under the major identified issues of: Communication; Learning and sharing; Documentation and Knowledge management process and commitment. Conclusion: The findings in this study give an insight towards knowledge management practices as they relate to software development process practices in very small companies and the important factors that must be considered to preserve knowledge and quality software. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Science Publications en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Journal of Economics and Business Administration;3 pp. 636-644
dc.subject knowledge management en_US
dc.subject software process improvement en_US
dc.subject global software development en_US
dc.subject KM strategy en_US
dc.subject VSEs en_US
dc.subject software companies en_US
dc.subject knowledge sharing en_US
dc.title A study of knowledge management process practices in very small software companies en_US
dc.type Article 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

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