Authors: Diana Kirk 1 and Jim Buchan 2

Affiliations: 1 Technology Academy, EDENZ Colleges, 85 Airedale Street, Auckland 1010 and New Zealand ; 2 Software Engineering Laboratory (SERL), Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142 and New Zealand

ISBN: 978-989-758-320-9

Keyword(s): Software Process Context, Taxonomy, Evidence Accumulation.

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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Paper citation in several formats:
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: 10.5220/0006885303460353

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,},


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 - 10.5220/0006885303460353

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