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Ryan Treanor
Sean McGrath
Mark Gerrity
Adam Ennis
Murat Yilmaz
Peter Elger
David Solan
Rory O'Connor
Paul Clarke


Computer Science

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Exploring software process variation arising from differences in situational context. (2017)

Abstract The software development process is continuously changing, there is huge pressure to condense release cycles into shorter and shorter timeframes, tools are changing dramatically and companies must continually examine the efficacy of their development process. Attempting to hit a moving target is difficult and it is a decision which can have a major effect in terms of both the end-product and the business. In this paper, we discuss the role of situational context in deciding upon the software development process through the analysis of two case studies. The case studies take a detailed look at the organisational profile and context of each company in turn before we compare and contrast each situational context for factors that may influence the development process. We then compare the processes each company has chosen before our discussion of the role context plays in choosing a ‘correct’ software development process. While both companies have enjoyed sustained business growth and while both are agile in mind-set, we find that they are in fact quite distinct in their processes, this distinction being driven by their different situational contexts.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: Lero: The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Software engineering

Full list of authors on original publication

Ryan Treanor, Sean McGrath, Mark Gerrity, Adam Ennis, Murat Yilmaz, Peter Elger, David Solan, Rory O'Connor, Paul Clarke

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