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Document use in software development: a qualitative survey

Olsson, Thomas LU and Runeson, Per LU (2002) SERPS'02 - Software Engineering, research and practise in Sweden In Software Engineering, research and practise in Sweden
Abstract
Software engineering consists to a large extent of management of information. A qualitative survey on information management in software development companies has been conducted. The survey studies how the companies work with different kinds of documents, which notations are used, quality of the documents etc. The focus is on high-level documents, such as requirements specifications and system test specifications. 10 participants from 4 different companies all situated in Sweden participated in the survey. The result indicates that natural language is by far the most common notation used and that traditional documents are predominant. Further, high-level documents are generally considered to be of lower quality than other documents.... (More)
Software engineering consists to a large extent of management of information. A qualitative survey on information management in software development companies has been conducted. The survey studies how the companies work with different kinds of documents, which notations are used, quality of the documents etc. The focus is on high-level documents, such as requirements specifications and system test specifications. 10 participants from 4 different companies all situated in Sweden participated in the survey. The result indicates that natural language is by far the most common notation used and that traditional documents are predominant. Further, high-level documents are generally considered to be of lower quality than other documents. However, the high-level documents are usually considered to be more useful, which is conflicting the reports of lower quality. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Software engineering consists to a large extent of management of information. A qualitative survey on information management in software development companies has been conducted. The survey studies how the companies work with different kinds of documents, which notations are used, quality of the documents etc. The focus is on high-level documents, such as requirements specifications and system test specifications. 10 participants from 4 different companies all situated in Sweden participated in the survey. The result indicates that natural language is by far the most common notation used and that traditional documents are predominant. Further, high-level documents are generally considered to be of lower quality than other documents. However, the high-level documents are usually considered to be more useful, which is conflicting the reports of lower quality.},
  author       = {Olsson, Thomas and Runeson, Per},
  language     = {eng},
  series       = {Software Engineering, research and practise in Sweden},
  title        = {Document use in software development: a qualitative survey},
  year         = {2002},
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