Developing a Taxonomy for Software Process Context

Diana Kirk, Jim Buchan

Abstract

When developing software intensive products, practitioners adapt software practices to suit their specific environment. In order to evaluate and compare practices in an evidence based way, researchers must report the context in which the practice was enacted. This is problematic, as the discipline lacks an agreed classification structure for software context. In this paper, we re-position earlier investigations into software context for the purpose of practice evaluation by mapping the evolved framework as a taxonomy. The purpose of the taxonomy is to support discussions about situated software practices with a view to guiding researchers in the specification of context. We conducted an initial evaluation by classifying existing context structures into the taxonomy, and by implementing a small trial study. In future work, we will refine the taxonomy in conjunction with software researchers and practitioners, and use the taxonomy for evidence accumulation.

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Henny H. and Uyun R. (2017). The Collaborative Think Pair Share Method.In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Economic Education and Entrepreneurship - Volume 1: ICEEE, ISBN 978-989-758-308-7, pages 315-320. DOI: 10.5220/0006885303150320


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@conference{iceee17,
author={Henny Henny and Rosita Qurotul Uyun},
title={The Collaborative Think Pair Share Method},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Economic Education and Entrepreneurship - Volume 1: ICEEE,},
year={2017},
pages={315-320},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006885303150320},
isbn={978-989-758-308-7},
}


in Harvard Style

Kirk D. and Buchan J. (2018). Developing a Taxonomy for Software Process Context.In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Software Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT, ISBN 978-989-758-320-9, pages 312-319. DOI: 10.5220/0006885303120319


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Economic Education and Entrepreneurship - Volume 1: ICEEE,
TI - The Collaborative Think Pair Share Method
SN - 978-989-758-308-7
AU - Henny H.
AU - Uyun R.
PY - 2017
SP - 315
EP - 320
DO - 10.5220/0006885303150320


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icsoft18,
author={Diana Kirk and Jim Buchan},
title={Developing a Taxonomy for Software Process Context},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Software Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT,},
year={2018},
pages={312-319},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006885303120319},
isbn={978-989-758-320-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Software Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT,
TI - Developing a Taxonomy for Software Process Context
SN - 978-989-758-320-9
AU - Kirk D.
AU - Buchan J.
PY - 2018
SP - 312
EP - 319
DO - 10.5220/0006885303120319