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Effective social productivity measurements during software development: an empirical study

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Show simple item record Yilmaz, Murat O'Connor, Rory V. Clarke, Paul 2017-01-13T14:18:18Z 2016
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Much of contemporary scienti c discussion regarding factors that in uence software de- velopment productivity is undertaken in various domains where there is an insu cient empirical basis for exploring socio-technical factors of productivity that are speci c to a software development organization. The purpose of the study is to characterize the mul- tidimensional nature of software development productivity and its social aspects as a set of latent constructs (i.e. variables that are not directly observed) for a medium-sized software company. To this end, we designed an exploratory in-depth eld study based on the hypothesized productivity constructs, which were modeled by a set of factors identi ed from literature reviews, and later re ned by industrial focus groups. In or- der to demonstrate the applicability of our approach, we conducted con rmatory factor analysis with the data attained from a questionnaire with 216 participants. To investigate factors of in uence further, we analyzed the impact of selected team- based variables over the latent constructs of productivity. Taken together, our ndings con rm that such an approach can be used to explore the quanti able in uence of socio- technical factors that would a ect productivity of a particular software development organization. Ultimately, the resulting model provides guidance to explore the compara- tive importance of a set of rm-speci c factors that may help to improve the productivity of the organization. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher World Scientific Publishing en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering;26 (3)
dc.rights Electronic version of an article published "Effective Social Productivity Measurements During Software Development: An Empirical Study" in "International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering" 2016,26 (3), © copyright World Scientific Publishing Company en_US
dc.subject structure equation modeling en_US
dc.subject productivity factors of software development en_US
dc.subject socio-technical aspects of software development en_US
dc.title Effective social productivity measurements during software development: an empirical study en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1049/iet-sen.2014.0071
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.relation.projectid 10/CE/I1855 en_US 2017-04-03
dc.embargo.terms 2017-04-03 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess en_US

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