Type

Journal Article

Authors

Murat Yilmaz
Brian Leavy
Rory O'Connor
Paul Clarke

Subjects

Computer Science

Topics
software development processes adaptive software organisational performance software engineering software engineering process software process software development software management

Exploring the relationship between software process adaptive capability and organisational performance (2015)

Abstract Software development is a complex socio-technical activity, with the result that software development organisations need to establish and maintain robust software development processes. While much debate exists regarding the effectiveness of various software development approaches, no single approach is perfectly suited to all settings and no setting is unchanging. The capability to adapt the software process is therefore essential to sustaining an optimal software process. We designed an exploratory study to concurrently examine software process adaptive capability and organisational performance in 15 software development organisations, finding that companies with greater software process adaptive capability are shown to also experience greater business success. While our exploratory study of the complex relationship between these phenomena is limited in some respects, the findings indicate that software process adaptive capability may be worthy of further integration into software process engineering techniques. Software process adaptive capability may be an important organisational strength when deriving competitive advantage, and those responsible for the creation and evolution of software process models and methodologies may want to focus some of their future efforts in this area.
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Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Article
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: DCU Business School
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Software engineering

Full list of authors on original publication

Murat Yilmaz, Brian Leavy, Rory O'Connor, Paul Clarke

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Murat Yilmaz
Dublin City University
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Brian Leavy
Dublin City University
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Rory O'Connor
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Paul Clarke
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 59