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Barriers to Learning in Agile Software Development Projects [chapter]

Jeffry S. Babb, Rashina Hoda, Jacob Nørbjerg
2013 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
However, environmental, structural, and organizational/cultural constraints often find teams adapting agile software development methods rather than engaging in full adoption.  ...  We present results from two qualitative studies of teams and organizations that have, in many cases, adapted agile software methods to suit their needs through the omission or alteration of aspects of  ...  -Participant P15, Developer, New Zealand Creating and maintaining a continuous learning environment requires teams to set some explicit time aside for learning each iteration.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-38314-4_1 fatcat:hr2fnahaufablek5wqw2mr6sri

SaaS cloud computing in small and medium enterprises: a comparison between Germany and New Zealand

Stuart Dillon, Gottfried Vossen
2015 International Journal of Information Technology, Communications and Convergence  
This research makes a significant contribution to this emerging field by conducting an international survey of cloud computing adoption and perspectives of SMEs, across two countries: Germany and New Zealand  ...  Cloud solutions are attractive for a number of reasons including ease of use, pricing, availability, scalability, and reliability.  ...  Science Society, and the New Zealand SME Business Network for their support in distributing this survey.  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijitcc.2015.070998 fatcat:eucbv6lwmzgftettyp2sxvd3pu

By Design:

2008 Organizational Dynamics  
Acknowledgments: The authors would like to recognize the following people for their contributions to the research that is mentioned in this paper: Grant Chang-Chien, Diane Holland, Dima Kernasovskiy, Ken  ...  A fellow New Zealander, who was seeking special effects software for a series of films, knew of Regelous' work and was intrigued by his early crowd simulation software.  ...  Today, his company operates out of a six-bedroom house just outside Auckland, New Zealand.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.orgdyn.2007.11.002 fatcat:6kzyyprjxbf55fyvg3vpdix5bm

Enhancing eResearch productivity with NeSI's consultancy service [article]

Alexander Pletzer, Chris Scott, Wolfgang Hayek, Georgina Rae
2020 Figshare  
By walking through some examples, we show how researchers were able to leverage NeSI's free consultancy service to squeeze more performance out of their application, sometimes reducing the execution time  ...  Originally a physicist, Alex drifted towards high performance during a career that spans research in plasma physics, working for a private company in Colorado and supporting users at university in Pennsylvania  ...  Understand how computer works • Compilers. Some produce more efficient code • Environment settings.  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.11929488.v1 fatcat:ltkjftq6qzfjzow4cgde5od4gq

E-portfolios and relational space in the early education environment

Aisling Gallagher
2018 Pedagogický Časopis  
Drawing on New Zealand based research, I will critically examine the introduction of this technology as more than an addition into already existing ECEC services.  ...  This paper considers the role of eportfolios as an online tool intended to foster greater engagement between parent, teacher and child in early education settings.  ...  Acknowledgment The author would like to acknowledge that funding for this research has been provided by the Royal Society of New Zealand, Marsden Fund.  ... 
doi:10.2478/jped-2018-0002 fatcat:qggv6si4tbfghakctmfcxyvbbi

Improving Software Effort Estimation Using an Expert-Centred Approach [chapter]

Emilia Mendes
2012 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In addition, we also detail our experience building and validating six different expert-based effort estimation models for ICT companies in New Zealand and Brazil.  ...  Recently, as part of a New Zealand and later on Brazilian government-funded projects, we investigated the use of an expert-centred approach in combination with a technique that enables the explicit inclusion  ...  We thank all the Web companies who participated in this research. This work was sponsored by the Royal Society of New Zealand (Marsden research grant 06-UOA-201), and by CAPES/PVE (Brazil).  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-34347-6_2 fatcat:6usivaqrpzee5hgqhio5ruo3te

Proposal To Cope Change Resistance Using DevOps

Ahmed Osama Mansour, M. Rizwan Jameel Qureshi
2020 International journal of computer science and mobile computing  
The results of survey support the proposed solution that it will help the software companies to cope the change resistance while adopting DevOps.  ...  This paper is written to support a phenomenon in which development and operations (DevOps) teams work together to deliver software on a continuous pace, eliminating the walls of confusion between stakeholders  ...  The investigation is carried out on DevOps jobs in the SD companies of New Zealand with collocated teams therefore it is difficult to generalize the results in other settings.  ... 
doi:10.47760/ijcsmc.2020.v09i09.005 fatcat:sai3rw42cjal3ferq67ymxeyni

Right Thoughts and Right Action: How to Make Agile Teamwork Effective [article]

Torgeir Dingsøyr, Diane Strode, Yngve Lindsjørn
2022 arXiv   pre-print
When creating complex software solutions, most companies and public institutions organize work in cross-functional teams and follow the principles of agile development.  ...  This approach to knowledge-intensive work seeks to empower team members, ensures that the most competent people make decisions, and manages uncertainty by allowing members to learn and adapt as the work  ...  Acknowledgement We are grateful to the band Franz Ferdinand: our title is a part of their album title "Right words, right thoughts, right action." b See the article on ATEM 3 for further acknowledgement  ... 
arXiv:2207.01895v1 fatcat:f462hazyu5dajophhrrnadj3ue

Business Benefits from Enterprise Systems Implementation in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Sanjay Mathrani, Dennis Viehland
2009 Australasian Journal of Information Systems  
This study does so with interview data collected from ES vendors, ES consultants and IT research firms, who are the key players in the New Zealand ES industry.  ...  The results also identify how ES implementation practices are adapting to be more suitable to the SME sector, an important market for ES vendors given the saturation of the large enterprise market for  ...  Customers traditionally preferring to work with the big 5 consulting companies for implementation are now more inclined to work with the software vendor directly so that they have a one-stop shop.  ... 
doi:10.3127/ajis.v16i1.555 fatcat:u356okcojjc5lajt4j6jnvwcgu

Requirements Engineering Current Practice and Capability in Small and Medium Software Development Enterprises in New Zealand

Alison Talbot, Andy Connor
2011 2011 Ninth International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications  
This paper presents research on current industry practices with respect to requirements engineering as implemented within software development companies in New Zealand.  ...  The results are analysed and compared against what is internationally considered "best practice" and previous New Zealand and Australian studies.  ...  companies developing software in New Zealand.  ... 
doi:10.1109/sera.2011.39 dblp:conf/sera/TalbotC11 fatcat:665r2guitjb5hfd6hju6wpuxea

Climate Services Transformed: Decision-Making Practice for the Coast in a Changing Climate

Judy Lawrence, Scott Stephens, Paula Blackett, Robert G. Bell, Rebecca Priestley
2021 Frontiers in Marine Science  
We give examples of different types of climate services developed with users and draw out some universal lessons learned in developing and applying them in New Zealand.  ...  Their use also must be compatible with the jurisdiction's institutional frameworks and decision-making practice and relevant to user needs as changing risks unfold.  ...  We also acknowledge the input to the research over many years by Derek Goring (retired, formerly of NIWA) and Doug Ramsay (NIWA) on development of red-alert tide calendars for New Zealand and Kosrae, Federated  ... 
doi:10.3389/fmars.2021.703902 fatcat:dpoi23oo6jgztduk3s6m6qjpkq

Emerging Trends for Global DevOps: A New Zealand Perspective

Waqar Hussain, Tony Clear, Stephen MacDonell
2017 2017 IEEE 12th International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE)  
Through investigation of online job advertisements, combined with interviews, we identified key Knowledge Areas, Skills and Capabilities for a DevOps role and their relative importance in New Zealand's  ...  This research adds a small advanced economy (New Zealand) perspective to the literature on DevOps job advertisements and should be of value to employers, job seekers, researchers as well educators and  ...  The key findings are: high-performing IT organizations 2 deliver 200 times more frequently, have 2,555 times faster lead time, 24 times faster recovery time with 3 times lower change failure rates, improved  ... 
doi:10.1109/icgse.2017.16 dblp:conf/icgse/HussainCM17 fatcat:ccfg7qengrh2viz4ibp4negdqm

Exploring Software Process Variation Arising from Differences in Situational Context [chapter]

Paul M. Clarke, Rory V. O'Connor, David Solan, Peter Elger, Murat Yilmaz, Adam Ennis, Mark Gerrity, Sean McGrath, Ryan Treanor
2017 Communications in Computer and Information Science  
The software development process is continuously changing, there is huge pressure to condense release cycles into shorter and shorter timeframes, tools are changing dramatically and companies must continually  ...  While both companies have enjoyed sustained business growth and while both are agile in mind-set, we find that they are in fact quite distinct in their processes, this distinction being driven by their  ...  This work was supported, in part, by Science Foundation Ireland grant 13/RC/2094 to Lero -The Irish Software Research Centre.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-64218-5_3 fatcat:qne2pbvhbjgjjiw3rpobb5cota

Knowledge-Sharing Strategies in Distributed Collaborative Product Development

Sanjay Mathrani, Benjamin Edwards
2020 Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market and Complexity  
Knowledge-sharing strategies are used across the industry as open innovation and distributed collaboration are becoming more popular to achieve technological competencies, faster time-to-market, competitiveness  ...  Sharing of knowledge can provide benefits to manufacturing and new product development (NPD) companies in improving their product quality and enhancing business potential.  ...  "Software solutions like remote logins allowed the Australian engineers to login into the component design system in New Zealand to make further changes and improve the product".  ... 
doi:10.3390/joitmc6040194 fatcat:dcpwiiwj7ne7bcgaul77lr2tyi

The Rise of Tactical Partnerships: Media Converging Beyond Ownership

Merja Myllylahti
2017 MEDIANZ: Media Studies Journal of Aotearoa New Zealand  
The article finds that beyond ownership convergence, tactical and structural convergences are rapidly expanding in New Zealand media sector, and these arrangements may well expand as the Commerce Commission  ...  This qualitative research article explores New Zealand media convergence in an increasingly digital media environment.  ...  All the examples here suggest that there are significant structural changes taking place in New Zealand newsrooms.  ... 
doi:10.11157/medianz-vol17iss1id181 fatcat:ighs7ujimfcn5nc5n5cnob37bq
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