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Towards Understanding the Relationship between Team Climate and Software Quality: a Quasi-Experimental Study
Año:2008
Áreas de investigación
  • Inteligencia artificial,
  • Lenguaje de programación
Datos
Descripción
This paper describes an empirical study that examined the work climate within software development teams. The question was whether the team climate in software developer teams has any relation to software product quality. We define team climate as the shared perceptions of the team¿s work procedures and practices. The team climate factors examined were West and Anderson¿s participative safety, support for innovation, team vision and task orientation. These four factors were measured before the project using the Team Selection Inventory (TSI) test to establish subject climate preferences, as well as during and after the project using the Team Climate Inventory (TCI) test, which establishes the subject¿s perceptions of the climate. In this quasi-experimental study, data were collected from a sample of 35 three-member developer teams in an academic setting. These teams were formed at random and their members were blind to the quasi-experimental conditions and hypotheses. All teams used an adaptation of extreme programming (XP) to the students¿ environment to develop the same software system. We found that high team vision preferences and high participative safety perceptions of the team were significantly related to better software. Additionally, the results show that there is a positive relationship between the categorization of better than preferred, as preferred and worse than preferred climate and software quality for two of the teamwork climate factors: participative safety and team vision. So it seems important to track team climate in an organization and team as one (of many) indicators of the quality of the software to be delivered.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
EMPIRICAL SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
ISSN
1382-3256
Factor de impacto JCR
0,795
Información de impacto
Volumen
13
DOI
10.1007/s10664-008-9074-8
Número de revista
4
Desde la página
401
Hasta la página
434
Mes
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Participantes
  • Autor: Silvia T. Acuña (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  • Autor: Natalia Juristo Juzgado (UPM)
  • Autor: Marta Gómez (Universidad San Pablo - CEU)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Ingeniería del Software
  • Departamento: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería de Software
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