What influences developer to request information about a change?

Decanato - Facoltà di scienze informatiche

Data d'inizio: 10 Dicembre 2010

Data di fine: 11 Dicembre 2010

DATE: Friday, December 10th, 2010
SPEAKER: Adrian Schroeter, University of Victoria
PLACE: USI Università della Svizzera italiana, room SI-008, Informatics building (Via G. Buffi 13)
TIME: 14.30

Developer need to coordinate their work and often do that through means of direct communication. We are currently conducting a study at the Zurich IBM Rational Labs and through a series of questionnaires and interviews we explore different technical, social and process related influences that change the behavior on how and when people request information about changes. Changes can reach from source code to work item changes. With the study we so far had a chance to gain a glance at the Release Endgame of the RTC development cycle and found that different aspects of this special phase alone influence how and when people communicate.

Adrian is a PhD student at University of Victoria under the supervision of Dr. Daniela Damian. He received his M.Sc. at Saarland University at the Software Engineering group of Prof. Andreas Zeller. His research interests cover Software Development in Distributed
Teams, Software Quality and Mining Software Repositories.

HOST: Prof. Michele Lanza