Evaluating the Perceived Effect of Software Engineering Practices in the Italian Industry
A common limitation of software engineering research consists in its detachment from the industrial practice. Researchers have analyzed several practices and identified their benefits oand drawbacks but little is known about their dissemination in the industry. For a set of commonly studied practices, this paper investigates diffusion, perceived usefulness, and effect on the success for actual industrial projects. We found a match between academia recommendation and industry perception for more than 3 / 4 of the best practices. But we also found a few misperceptions of well-known practices.
KeywordsSoftware Process Project Factors Survey Case-Control Study
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