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Software engineering: community and culture

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3 Author(s)
Sharp, H. ; Sch. of Inf., City Univ., London, UK ; Robinson, H. ; Woodman, M.

Ideas and techniques from the social sciences can improve the theory and practice of the software engineering discipline. To illustrate the contributions this cross-pollination has made, the authors focus on the nature of paradigms and software quality management systems. Their studies underscore the importance of community in how new technical ideas become accepted, how despite software engineers too often prefer polemic to evidence, and the primacy given to the local guru that transcends formal organizational structures

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Software, IEEE  (Volume:17 ,  Issue: 1 )