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Rory V. O'Connor
Shuib Basri



small companies management evaluation evaluation process software development process very small entities knowledge management knowledge atrophy software process knowledge

Evaluation on knowledge management process in very small software companies : a survey (2010)

Abstract Software development projects always involve knowledge intensive exchanges. Therefore, the influence of well-organized software development knowledge process could prevent organizations from suffering from the knowledge atrophy problem, i.e. loss of expert software development. In order to understand this issue, we have studied several factors (company’s strategy, communication, learning and documentation) that are related to knowledge management processes (KMP) in very small entities (VSE). An open and close ended survey was conducted in a variety of VSEs. Through statistical and content analysis for the research data, results indicate that KMP in VSEs are undertaken in an informal way. Furthermore this environment helped VSEs to easily create/share knowledge that assisted in mitigating the knowledge atrophy problem.
Collections Ireland -> University of Limerick -> Centres Science and Engineering
Ireland -> University of Limerick -> LERO - The Irish Software Research Centre
Ireland -> University of Limerick -> Faculty of Science and Engineering
Ireland -> University of Limerick -> LERO
Ireland -> University of Limerick -> LERO - Project partner authors

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Rory V. O'Connor, Shuib Basri

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Rory O'Connor
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 197
Shuib Basri
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 15