Improving Software Developer's Competence: Is the Personal Software Process Working?

Pekka Abrahamsson, Karlheinz Kautz, Heikki Sieppi, Jouni Lappalainen

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    Abstrakt

    Emerging agile software development methods are people oriented development approaches to be used by the software industry. The personal software process (PSP) is an accepted method for improving the capabilities of a single software engineer. Five original hypotheses regarding the impact of the PSP to individual performance are tested. Data is obtained from 58 computer science students in three university courses on the master level, which were held in two different educational institutions in Finland and Denmark. Statistical data treatment shows that the use of PSP did not improve size and time estimation skills but that the productivity did not decrease and the resulting product quality was improved. The implications of these findings are briefly addressed.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelProceedings of the 4th International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES 2002), Workshop on empirical studies in software engineering, Rovaniemi, Finland
    Publikationsdato2002
    StatusUdgivet - 2002
    BegivenhedThe 4th International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES 2002), Workshop on empirical studies in software engineering - Rovaniemi, Finland
    Varighed: 30 jun. 2010 → …

    Konference

    KonferenceThe 4th International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES 2002), Workshop on empirical studies in software engineering
    LandFinland
    ByRovaniemi
    Periode30/06/2010 → …

    Emneord

    • Softwareudvikling
    • Kompetenceudvikling
    • PSP
    • Personal software process

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