Tensions around the adoption and evolution of software quality management systems: a discourse analytic approach
Woodman, Mark and Hovenden, Fiona and Sharp, Helen (2004) Tensions around the adoption and evolution of software quality management systems: a discourse analytic approach. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 61 (2). pp. 219-236. ISSN 1071-5819
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This paper reports some results from a project to uncover the non-technical factors that affect the adoption and evolution of software quality management systems (SQMS). Data was collected through interviews and analysed using discourse analysis. A significant tension was found between the training of software engineers, which focuses on explicit facts rather than tacit knowledge, which can obscure important aspects of quality management. The paper demonstrates how software engineers may use a technique from the social sciences to better understand their own practices.
|Research Areas:||Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Science and Technology > Computer and Communications Engineering|
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|Deposited On:||15 Oct 2008 14:06|
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