The sociocultural dimension of the Software Process Improvement manifesto: pilot validation by experts

Georgiadou, Elli, Siakas, Kerstin V., Berki, Eleni, Estdale, John, Rahanu, Harjinder ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3620-8036 and Ross, Margaret (2020) The sociocultural dimension of the Software Process Improvement manifesto: pilot validation by experts. Journal of Software: Evolution and Process, 32 (11) , e2304. pp. 1-15. ISSN 2047-7481 [Article] (doi:10.1002/smr.2304)

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Abstract

The SPI Manifesto is based on three basic values: people, business focus, and organizational change underpinning the philosophy of Software Process Improvement (SPI). In turn, these values bring up to date certain SPI principles serving as a foundation for action in software development. The authors of this paper carried out a pilot expert validation of the Sociocultural dimension of the STEEPLED (Sociocultural, Technical, Economic, Environmental, Political, Legal, Ethical and Demographic) analysis of the SPI Manifesto. Further, the authors report on the rationale and results of the pilot validation of both the survey instrument and the qualitative responses generated by the field experts, targeting to enlighten and reinforce the importance of the Sociocultural dimension of the SPI Manifesto in research and development. The related literature review findings and the pilot research study strengthen this target. The pilot study with experts in particular provided stronger indications that the Sociocultural dimension is considered of high importance by between 62% and 88% of the respondents, who were IT and Computing professionals and software practitioners from academia and industry.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 30648
Notes on copyright: This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium,provided the original work is properly cited.
© 2020 The Authors. Journal of Software: Evolution and Process published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd
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Depositing User: Harjinder Rahanu
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2020 07:58
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2020 18:17
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/30648

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