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Why Developers Are Slacking Off: Understanding How Software Teams Use Slack

Bin Lin, Alexey E. Zagalsky, Margaret-Anne Storey, Alexander Serebrenik
2016 Proceedings of the 19th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing Companion - CSCW '16 Companion  
To understand how Slack impacts development team dynamics, we designed an exploratory study to investigate how developers use Slack and how they benefit from it.  ...  Slack is a modern communication platform for teams that is seeing wide and rapid adoption by software development teams.  ...  Understanding how and why developers use Slack to support their work is essential to gain insights into modern software development practices, and its collaborative aspects.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2818052.2869117 dblp:conf/cscw/LinZSS16 fatcat:rzzzk6aa6bc4ph7rcbyqr37rca

Does Pair Programming Pay Off? [chapter]

Franz Zieris, Lutz Prechelt
2019 Rethinking Productivity in Software Engineering  
Senior developers pair up in complementary constellations as well, since neither system understanding nor generic software development skill is evenly distributed in development teams.  ...  Framing PP situations in terms of the involved system and general knowledge gaps helps to understand why some constellations are more beneficial than others and where pair programming actually pays off  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-4842-4221-6_21 fatcat:lglc7ekhljbszdhvj7ymx7duvu

Deliverable 1.1 Outcome of the Kick off meeting

Pieter Spanoghe
2022 Zenodo  
Outcomes of the kick off meeting – including the outcomes of the Strategic Innovation Board  ...   How do different types of MA contribute (create content or only use as end-user) in a TN?  Which topics in the TN are tackled by which actors and why?  ...   How will we get the data into the e-HIKR? In which WP? Will we use some web crawler software? It will depend on WP2 interviews.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5830401 fatcat:qvsoqgckabczngk4fglfoe24pm

Beyond Agile: Studying The Participatory Process in Software Development [article]

Alexey Zagalsky
2017 arXiv   pre-print
We see that the collaborative and participatory nature of software development continues to evolve, shape and be shaped by communication channels that are used by developer communities of practice--both  ...  The research community has been studying the tools and communication channels used by developers in an effort to broaden our understanding.  ...  Understanding how and why developers use Slack to support their work is essential to gaining insights into the modern software development activities, and how these activities are being adapted to the  ... 
arXiv:1705.05450v1 fatcat:qnpb7ubj4jezrgw4wl3jojux7m

An Empirical Investigation of Pull Requests in Partially Distributed BizDevOps Teams [article]

V. Stray, N.B. Moe, M. Mikalsen, E. Hagen
2021 arXiv   pre-print
In globally distributed projects, virtual teams are often partially dispersed.  ...  To investigate barriers for pull requests in distributed teams, we examined an organization located in Scandinavia where cross-functional BizDevOps teams collaborated with off-site team members in India  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We are grateful to all the participants in the case study. The work was supported by the A-team project and the Research council of Norway through grant 267704.  ... 
arXiv:2103.12706v1 fatcat:bqmgr477lrdlzjpxc7wxfzpkfe

The Evolution of Entrepreneurial Competencies: A Longitudinal Study of University Spin-Off Venture Emergence

Einar Rasmussen, Simon Mosey, Mike Wright
2011 Journal of Management Studies  
This paper aims to better understand the development of entrepreneurial competencies to create new ventures within the non-commercial academic environment.  ...  Propositions are offered to guide future empirical research based upon our framework.  ...  how they are developed.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1467-6486.2010.00995.x fatcat:v7kwhq2mpbeezkueywg2y3ih64

How scientists use Slack

Jeffrey M. Perkel
2016 Nature  
Here are eight ways that scientists are using Slack in their labs.  ...  Nathan Clack, lead software developer at a brain-imaging firm, Vidrio Technologies in Ashburn, Virginia, uses a system that is baked into the programs.  ... 
doi:10.1038/541123a pmid:28054618 fatcat:jcokysvfjjc5raocv7msatywom

The Product Owner in Large-Scale Agile: An Empirical Study Through the Lens of Relational Coordination Theory [chapter]

Marthe Berntzen, Nils Brede Moe, Viktoria Stray
2019 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
In agile software development, a core responsibility of the product owner (PO) is to communicate business needs to the development team.  ...  In large-scale agile software development projects, many teams work toward an overall outcome, but they also need to manage interdependencies and coordinate efficiently.  ...  This research was supported by the Research Council of Norway through the research project Autonomous teams (A-teams) project, under Grant Number 267704.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-19034-7_8 fatcat:hfucpyo7ofbsbgjh4y35c76xhe

Professional Communication Tools in Higher Education: A Case Study in Implementing Slack in the Curriculum

Rachel Menzies, Mark Zarb
2020 2020 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)  
are playing an increasingly significant role in software development, replacing email in some cases and disrupting software development processes" [15] .  ...  The use of communication tools such as Slack are a rising trend in the computing industry; particularly in streamlining communication between teams of developers: "we have found that Slack and its integration  ... 
doi:10.1109/fie44824.2020.9273906 fatcat:llz7aafdmzd45edwubxov4obbq

'Our newsroom in the cloud': Slack, virtual newsrooms and journalistic practice

Mel Bunce, Kate Wright, Martin Scott
2017 New Media & Society  
These virtual newsrooms are supported by Online Collaborative Software (OCS), the most popular of which is Slack.  ...  But although many of the world's top news organisations now use Slack, there is no empirical research examining its impact on workplace processes or culture.  ...  The below list outlines the key functions that journalists used these channels for 1. Sharing and developing story ideas. Slack was used to pitch and develop story ideas.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1461444817748955 fatcat:i45cwik3fngrjbfidnfml2kiva

Developing a Task Management System - A Classroom Software Engineering Experience

Joo Tan, Jake Betts, Tyler Lance, Adam Whittaker, David Yocum
2018 Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Software Technologies  
At Kutztown University in USA, students in a capstone software engineering course sequence work in project teams to gather and understand requirements, redesign, develop and test a system.  ...  In this paper, we explain the software engineering process followed by six project teams while developing the system. The teams ran into many problems during implementation.  ...  Slack and Discord are similar but team leaders had agreed on using Discord because the UI was familiar to them. There were complications throughout all teams with communication.  ... 
doi:10.5220/0006834402390246 dblp:conf/icsoft/TanBLWY18 fatcat:6oeg624wxfdy5ahwmxcac5eroa

Inclusive team assessment of off-campus and on-campus first year law students using instantaneous communication technology

Pauline Collins
2010 The Law Teacher  
The experience of offering a competitive team assessment item utilising 'state-of the-art' web conferencing tools to enable both on-campus and off-campus students to present, as a team, live debates, is  ...  Motivation for academics teaching law in today's globalised technological world is provided from research on team assessment and the use of technology in higher-education learning, as supported by student  ...  In a spirit of cooperation, members must be made aware of how they influence the group dynamic.' 941. S Christensen and N Cuffe, Embedding Graduate Attributes in Law -Why, How, and is it Working?  ... 
doi:10.1080/03069400.2010.524032 fatcat:ckzsgqkzyjbf3p34wmmjcnlhyq

Making Sense of Group Chat through Collaborative Tagging and Summarization

Amy X. Zhang, Justin Cranshaw
2018 Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction  
While group chat is becoming increasingly popular for team collaboration, these systems generate long streams of unstructured back-and-forth discussion that are difficult to comprehend.  ...  We then developed Tilda, a prototype system that enables people to collaboratively enrich their chat conversation while conversing.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Thank you to our interviewees and all the study participants for their time and feedback, members of Microsoft FUSE Labs for their feedback, and developers of Microsoft Bot Framework for  ... 
doi:10.1145/3274465 fatcat:xn6polulqnc6tj3ipwrid6f3xq

Students' Perceptions of Social Loafing: Its Antecedents and Consequences in Undergraduate Business Classroom Teams

Avan Jassawalla, Hemant Sashittal, Avinash Sashittal
2009 Academy of Management Learning & Education  
Finally, we used EQS software to analyze our hypothesized model.  ...  To ensure connectedness among responses, a facilitator recorded each concrete example of social loafing with relevant information regarding how it impacted the team, what the team did in response, why  ... 
doi:10.5465/amle.2009.37012178 fatcat:a3en3ovipnhm5flwahidbs3jgq


2009 International Journal of Innovation Management  
There are however different ways in which organisational slack could to be developed.  ...  of R&D Software (R&D management team) Program Manager (leading the product CFT) Product Development Manager (member of CFT) Software Engineer (member of CFT) Representative of Business Development (member  ... 
doi:10.1142/s1363919609002406 fatcat:zpqfkizxgze37jhvkqbrkamkgy
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