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Forming theories of practices for software engineering
Lappeenranta University of Technology.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Computer Science.
2013 (English)In: 2nd SEMAT Workshop on a General Theory of Software Engineering (GTSE): proceedings / [ed] Pontus Johnson; Michael Goedicke; Ivar Jacobson; Mira Kajko - Mattsson, Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Communications Society, 2013, 27-34 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The paper outlines a model for theorizing about development practices, especially taking into account the intended rationale for, actual realization of, and resulting impacts from using particular practices in varying contexts. This includes discussing of two different modes of thinking through which we can approach software development practices: technical rationality vs. reflection-in-action. By framing development practices taking place in software organizations as organizational practices, the paper also sketches previous practice research in organizations, which has profoundly informed this work. Finally, the paper compares the SEMAT approach to the outlined model, and suggests a few points of critique and complementary elements to the SEMAT initiative, especially in its capabilities towards theorizing.

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Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Communications Society, 2013. 27-34 p.
Keyword [en]
Soft ware development, theory, development practice, practice theory, Statistics, computer and systems science - Informatics, computer and systems science
Keyword [sv]
Statistik, data- och systemvetenskap - Informatik, data- och systemvetenskap
Research subject
Computer and Systems Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-30985DOI: 10.1109/GTSE.2013.6613867Local ID: 5020c388-f29c-4c40-9b86-7ecc3f7ea04fISBN: 978-1-4673-6273-3OAI: diva2:1004214
SEMAT Workshop on a General Theory of Software Engineering : 26/05/2013 - 26/05/2013
Godkänd; 2013; 20130523 (terpai)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30Bibliographically approved

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