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How Developers and Managers Define and Trade Productivity for Quality [article]

Margaret-Anne Storey, Brian Houck, Thomas Zimmermann
2021 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we present the findings from a survey study to investigate how developers and managers define and trade-off developer productivity and software quality (two related lenses into software  ...  Over half of the developers and managers reported that quality can be traded for higher productivity and why this trade-off can be justified, while one third consider quality as a necessary part of productivity  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We thank the survey participants, and Jacek Czerwonka, Cassandra Petrachenko and Alessandra Paz Milani for feedback on our paper.  ... 
arXiv:2111.04302v1 fatcat:xvixyatubfcihp6sklkzun2fuu

Future of Enterprise Data Management: Data products powered by Knowledge Graphs

Mohammed Aaser
2021 Zenodo  
Quality What is the provenance, lineage, and issues with the data? Integration How can I better manage integration of data to improve efficiency and unlock new applications?  ...  visitation Data products are a potential solution to scaling and capturing value from data Data products have following characteristics Quality management -teams are responsible for maintaining  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4903240 fatcat:56uk5lwu2va7vjhdtmlnw5reni

The Role of Standards in the Development and Delivery of Sustainable Products: A Research Framework

Pavel Castka
2020 Sustainability  
The anecdotal evidence suggests that the acceptance of these products is, in part, affected by the development and acceptance of new standards as well as by the management of standardization in firms.  ...  The progress towards sustainable development could be accelerated by the adoption of progressive technologies and the development of new "green" products.  ...  Quality Infrastructures are important for international trade by providing trustworthy and consistent mechanisms for the exchange of goods and services [8] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/su122410461 fatcat:2d3iwmpwinhxtgituq4l62gflq

Ecosystem services from agriculture: Steps for expanding markets

Marc Ribaudo, Catherine Greene, LeRoy Hansen, Daniel Hellerstein
2010 Ecological Economics  
We draw lessons from six different markets for providing ecosystem services from farms (water quality trading, wetland mitigation, carbon capand-trade, over-the-counter carbon, eco-labeling, and fee hunting  ...  Farmers in the United States produce a wide variety of commodities for food and fiber.  ...  EPA is encouraging the development of water quality trading programs, and has developed guidelines to help States develop trading rules (EPA, 2007) .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2010.02.004 fatcat:kfo27xqr3naktaouhqdhashn7i

Framing sustainability as a property of software quality

Patricia Lago, Sedef Akinli Koçak, Ivica Crnkovic, Birgit Penzenstadler
2015 Communications of the ACM  
Acknowledgments This work was partially sponsored by the European Fund for Regional Development under  ...  Mocigemba 23 defined a sustainable computing model focusing on product, production, and consumption-process assessments for both hardware and software.  ...  While simplified, this case illustrates the importance of understanding the interdependencies among qualities by business managers and software developers alike.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2714560 fatcat:p6ydrkn6argw5fikqup4dpaney

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1989 Human Systems Management  
For Kondo the key is balance or harmony among product quality, price and production volume. Quality improvement increases productivity and reduces cost and thus becomes a leading thrust of business.  ...  The change agent must be able to recognize and define a process (not just the 'end state' or 'product').  ...  This is in contrast to the U.S. sociology and anthropology which have never really succeeded in fully developing phenomenological and causalloop methodologies, remaining methodologically regressed in a  ... 
doi:10.3233/hsm-1989-8102 fatcat:xqswtw2zofdqbbr73pytb73kiy

Modern marketing in the business practice – the source of competitive advantage in the global market

E. Horská
2012 Agricultural Economics (AGRICECON)  
In addition to the most effective use of marketing tools, we define the role of marketing in the global market space and distinguish the local, regional and global extend of marketing activities.  ...  It defines: -the product form and purpose that will be used for, -the target market, -the appropriate strategy and tactics .  ...  -A product and name of producer means a relation between producer image and product quality, -Product and country of origin means a relation between the country image and product quality.  ... 
doi:10.17221/5251-agricecon fatcat:rzusbmxmlrcxtieyqszetuuiai

Systems Engineering Framework for Integrated Product and Industrial Design Including Trade Study Optimization

Albert Sanders, John Klein
2012 Procedia Computer Science  
This paper will describe a novel approach for integrating manufacturing and supply chain considerations into the systems engineering process through the development of an industrial V-model which mirrors  ...  producibility requirements that impact system affordability at each stage in the system design and development process.  ...  Integrated Product-Industrial V-model and Trade-Off Optimization Whereas the product V-model provides a structured hierarchical approach to define product design, development, and validation activities  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2012.01.080 fatcat:5scnv3e7gnbtdgqdvgtrmaswhe

The W-Process for Software Product Evaluation: A Method for Goal-Oriented Implementation of the ISO 14598 Standard

Teade Punter, Rob Kusters, Jos Trienekens, Theo Bemelmans, Aarnout Brombacher
2004 Software quality journal  
Assessment-which can be used as synonym for evaluation-is about evaluating an end product. 2.  ...  Most of them were satisfied with goal formulation, the process structure, and the way the evaluation was conducted.  ...  For Boston, it was the project management of the research group static analysis and for Omega, the Quality assurance (QA) manager.  ... 
doi:10.1023/b:sqjo.0000024060.32026.a2 fatcat:3bsvglkf2fbo3myhokl4ltqasm

Time variability management and trade-off analysis of quality, productivity, and maintenance efficiency

João Thiago de Guimarães Anchieta e Araujo Campos, Adonias Magdiel Silva Ferreira, Francisco Gaudêncio Mendonça Freires
2021 Brazilian Journal of Operations & Production Management  
Design / Methodology / Approach: The proposed framework integrates a stochastic analysis of process and TVM to manage process variability and analyse the trade-off behaviour between quality, productivity  ...  Goal: This research aims to examine the trade-off behaviour between productivity, quality and maintenance performance and evaluate the efficiency of the framework integrated to a time variability in operational  ...  Thus, to map the process, the Petri net model is simplified to a 3-tuple, generic C matrix of places and transitions: Time variability management and trade-off analysis of quality, productivity, and  ... 
doi:10.14488/bjopm.2021.018 doaj:5e3af6925192463293d88351fb37690d fatcat:b32jqbxlvrfsjjvwl7f2w7ksyq

Fair Trade Managerial Practices: Strategy, Organisation and Engagement

Valéry Bezençon, Sam Blili
2009 Journal of Business Ethics  
The number of distributors selling Fair Trade products is constantly increasing. What are their motivations to distribute Fair Trade products? How do they organise this distribution?  ...  This research, based on five case studies in Switzerland, aims at understanding and structuring the strategies and the managerial practices related to Fair Trade product distribution, as well as analysing  ...  Return is thus lower for Fair Trade coffee (I4). As a rule, communication focusses on the products' quality and therefore, on the association of the brand La Semeuse with quality (I4).  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10551-009-0029-9 fatcat:r4ate7o2vjgt7nyacpycbtqcna

Quality Management Systems and Organizational Performance: A Theoretical Review in Kenya's Public Sector Organizations

Zipporah Karimi Muiruri
2016 Science Journal of Business and Management  
The study focuses on customer satisfaction, employee engagement, productivity and management control.  ...  Thirdly the paper proposed a theoretical model for explaining the relationship between quality management and performance in diverse environmental contexts.  ...  In summary, quality is defined in the eyes of consumers, thus a customer focus approach which total quality management emphasizes, keeps organizations abreast of how customers define it from time to time  ... 
doi:10.11648/j.sjbm.20160405.12 fatcat:dlugaswm55da5pdje2ahidy3ei

Importance of the integrated purchasing for food businesses

O. Tvrdoň, R. Presová
2012 Agricultural Economics (AGRICECON)  
It points out the trends of the modern purchasing, economic benefits of long-term business relations, and the importance of objectively settled terms of payment for the purchased products.  ...  The paper describes the importance of integrated purchasing for agrarian businesses and for retail chains, i.e. on two opposite sides of the different economic and negotiating power.  ...  The trend of modern purchasing is defined by free exchange of information, quality improvement programs, joint product development using the know-how of suppliers, shortening the claims procedure, and  ... 
doi:10.17221/5147-agricecon fatcat:3qmo2rra2jhqhposl2su4ejbae

Approaches To The Determination Of Strategy And Effect On Organizational Performance Of Standards Regulatory Bodies, A Case Study Of Kenya Bureau Of Standards (Kebs)

Vincent K. Cheruiyot
2014 IOSR Journal of Business and Management  
agency for the provision of Standards, Metrology and Conformity Assessment (SMCA) services.  ...  in shaping strategy content, which can be defined as the patterns of service provision that are selected and implemented to form a central influence on Public-Service performance.  ...  Its main activities at that time were development of standards and quality control for locally made products.  ... 
doi:10.9790/487x-16932834 fatcat:7p66vllxfvhataalfgfjwzqzbi

Page 54 of American Ceramic Society Bulletin Vol. 73, Issue 11 [page]

1994 American Ceramic Society Bulletin  
It is titled, “Quality Management and Quality System Elements— Guidelines” and offers how-to guidelines for quality manage- ment and quality system elements needed to develop and implement a quality system  ...  It defines quality assurance in production and installation. # 9003 applies to a wide variety of products and is easily applicable to small shops, divisions within a larger organization, such as laboratories  ... 
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