Comparing Two Software Design Process Theories

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dc.contributor.author Ralph, David Paul en
dc.contributor.editor Winter, R en
dc.contributor.editor Zhao, JL en
dc.contributor.editor Aier, S en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-01T02:28:06Z en
dc.date.issued 2010 en
dc.identifier.citation In Global Perspectives on Design Science Research. 5th International Conference, DESRIST 2010, St. Gallen, Switzerland, June 4-5, 2010. Proceedings. Editors: Winter, R, Zhao JL, Aier, S. (6105) 139-153. Springer, Berlin 2010 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9783642133350 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/27617 en
dc.description.abstract This paper explores an ongoing conflict concerning the nature of software design. This conflict manifests itself as antagonism between managers and developers, debates about agile vs. plan-driven methodologies and aspiring developers’ dissatisfaction with their courses. One side views design as a plan-driven information processing task involving rational decision-making (the Reason-Centric Perspective), while the other views design as an improvised, creative task involving naturalized decision-making (Action-Centric Perspective). Each perspective includes an epistemology, theory of human action and a software design process theory (an explanation of how software is created in practice). This paper reports the results of an exploratory questionnaire study that comparatively and empirically evaluated the two process theories. Results clearly favor the Action-Centric process theory: the Sensemaking-Coevolution-Implementation Framework. en
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dc.publisher Springer en
dc.relation.ispartof Global Perspectives on Design Science Research. 5th International Conference, DESRIST 2010, St. Gallen, Switzerland, June 4-5, 2010. Proceedings. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Lecture Notes in Computer Science en
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dc.title Comparing Two Software Design Process Theories en
dc.type Book Item en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/978-3-642-13335-0_10 en
pubs.begin-page 139 en
pubs.volume 6105 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Springer en
pubs.author-url http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-642-13335-0_10 en
pubs.end-page 153 en
pubs.place-of-publication Berlin en
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pubs.elements-id 461342 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2014-11-28 en


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