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Adoption and Suitability of Software Development Methods and Practices

List of Authors: Sherlock Licorish, Johannes Holvitie, Sami Hyrynsalmi, Ville Leppänen, Rodrigo Spinola, Thiago Mendes, Stephen MacDonell, Jim Buchan

Conference name: Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference

Publication year: 2016

Book title *: Proceedings of the 23rd Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC)

Number of pages: 4

ISBN: 978-1-5090-5576-0

eISBN: 978-1-5090-5575-3

ISSN: 1530-1362

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/APSEC.2016.062


In seeking to complement consultants’ and tool vendors’ reports, there has been an increasing academic focus on understanding the adoption and use of software development methods and practices. We surveyed practitioners working in Brazil, Finland, and New Zealand in a transnational study to contribute to these efforts. Among our findings we observed that most of the 184 practitioners in our sample focused on a small portfolio of projects that were of short duration. In addition, Scrum and Kanban were used most; however, some practitioners also used conventional methods. Coding Standards, Simple Design and Refactoring were used most by practitioners, and these practices were held to be largely suitable for project and process management. Our evidence points to the need to properly understand and support a wide range of software methods.

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