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dc.contributor.author Ali Babar, Muhammad
dc.contributor.author Winkler, Dietmar
dc.contributor.author Biffl, Stefan
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-14T15:09:19Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-14T15:09:19Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Ali Babar, M.(2007) "Evaluating the usefulness and ease of use of a groupware tool for the software architecture evaluation process" (ESEM '07) en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2266
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract We have developed a framework for groupware tool support for the software architecture evaluation process in the context of global software development. We have empirically assessed the effectiveness of the groupwaresupported software architecture evaluation process in a set of controlled experiments. While we found that groupware-supported distributed meetings can be very effective, we saw the need to investigate users’ acceptance of the tool used in these empirical studies. In this paper we report on the “perceived usefulness” and ”ease of use” of the groupware tool based on the adapted Davis’ Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), a widely used general-purpose instrument for measuring users’ attitude towards a particular technology. Main results from analyzing the TAM data are: a majority of the participants found the tool quite useful and easy to use for supporting collaborative tasks like architecture evaluation; a majority of the respondents was also very positive about the regular use of the tool for collaborative tasks in the future. However, there was considerably less support for preferring a distributed tool-based meeting to a face-to-face meeting. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher IEEE Computer Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 1st International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM 2007);
dc.rights © 2007 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works. en_US
dc.subject Software architecture evaluation en_US
dc.subject groupware support en_US
dc.subject empirical study en_US
dc.subject technology acceptance model en_US
dc.subject global software development en_US
dc.title Evaluating the usefulness and ease of use of a groupware tool for the software architecture evaluation 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.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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