A Theory of Distances in Software Engineering
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[Objective] The aim of our research is to identify and describe underlying factors which can explain why certain practices support aligning and coordinating software development projects.
[Method] We have inductively generated a theory analysing empirical data consisting of 15 interviews from 5 different companies. The systematic and iterative analysis was based on an initial hypothesis that distances affect development, and on results from previous research.
[Results] We present a theory of distances that explains how practices improve the communication within a project by impacting distances between people, activities and artefacts. We also present a theoretical model of how specific alignment practices affect different types of distances.
[Conclusions] The results provide a basis for further research and can be used by software organisations to improve on software practice.
|Research areas and keywords||
Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Journal||Information and Software Technology|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
Johan Åkesson, Boris Magnusson, David Svensson Fors, Eva Magnusson, Görel Hedin, Krzysztof Kuchcinski, Per Andersson, Pierre Nugues, Sven Robertz, Torbjörn Ekman, Annabella Loconsole, Alma Orucevic-Alagic, Björn A Johnsson, Dietmar Pfahl, Elizabeth Bjarnason, Emma Söderberg, Giedré Sabaliauskaité, Håkan Jonsson, Jörn Janneck, Krzysztof Wnuk, Markus Borg, Mats Skoglund, Sardar Muhammad Sulaman, Sten Minör, Thomas Sandholm, Günter Alce, Mattias Wallergård, Chenxin Zhang, Sebastian Barney, Jan Kasper Martinsen, Håkan Grahn, Samireh Jalali, Anders Ardö, Emelie Engström, Richard Berntsson Svensson, Björn Regnell, Per Runeson, Claes Wohlin, Martin Höst & Jonas Wisbrant
2008/09/30 → 2018/12/31