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Authors: Lasse Harjumaa ; Tytti Pokka ; Heidi Moisanen and Jukka Sirviö

Affiliation: University of Oulu, Finland

ISBN: 978-989-8111-53-1

Keyword(s): Software engineering, Effort estimation, Project management, case study.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Engineering Information System ; Enterprise Information Systems ; Information Systems Analysis and Specification

Abstract: This paper represents a study of working time usage in a small software development organization. The purpose of the study was twofold. First, we wanted to understand how software developers in the organization work and second, we wanted to explore the attitudes they had toward different types of time tracking approaches. The aim was to provide practical suggestions of appropriate methods and tools for monitoring the developers’ time. According to the results, working with computer tools occupies the overwhelming majority of the working time although manual tasks and interruptions take some of the time. Even though the developers in the case company do not feel threatened by time monitoring, they do not either feel that monitoring is necessary, which is interesting and challenging from the project management viewpoint. We suggest that the case company should establish a lightweight, tool-based time tracking process and trains the developers to use the system and report their working t ime accurately. (More)

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Paper citation in several formats:
Harjumaa L.; Pokka T.; Moisanen H.; Sirviö J. and (2008). WORKING TIME USAGE AND TRACKING IN A SMALL SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION.In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT, ISBN 978-989-8111-53-1, pages 168-173. DOI: 10.5220/0001886701680173

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author={Lasse Harjumaa and Tytti Pokka and Heidi Moisanen and Jukka Sirviö},
title={WORKING TIME USAGE AND TRACKING IN A SMALL SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT,},
year={2008},
pages={168-173},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001886701680173},
isbn={978-989-8111-53-1},
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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Software and Data Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT,
TI - WORKING TIME USAGE AND TRACKING IN A SMALL SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION
SN - 978-989-8111-53-1
AU - Harjumaa, L.
AU - Pokka, T.
AU - Moisanen, H.
AU - Sirviö, J.
PY - 2008
SP - 168
EP - 173
DO - 10.5220/0001886701680173

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