22nd ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE 2014), November 16–21, 2014, Hong Kong, China

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Visions and Challenges
FSE Track
Methodology and Culture: Drivers of Mediocrity in Software Engineering?
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Abstract: Methodology implementation failure is attributed to developer mediocrity (by management) – not to organizational mediocrity (rigidity or control-driven, process-driven management), or to a lack of adaptation capability in the methodology. In supporting software construction as a creative process, however, we must promote excellence rather than conformity. We argue that we – through principled research -- must pay attention to the interplay between methodology and culture – the local adaptations needed to make things work, understand how the two co-evolve and how they may contribute together to software quality.

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