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2010
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Why do we need personality diversity in software engineering?

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Why do we need personality diversity in software engineering?
Diversity of skills is good for society, it is also good in problem solving because different people see a problem from several perspectives, so diversity should be good for software engineering too. This study tackles a difficult to study aspect of software engineering, that is, how to best associate personnel with the various tasks in a software project. The approach uses psychological types to determine who is best suited to particular development roles. The article has four main objectives: (1) to arouse awareness of human factors among software engineers; (2) to investigate how psychological factors can contribute to their effectiveness at work; (3) to catalyze effort among software engineers leading towards a deeper understanding and broader applications of human factors in the light of the activities involving the engineering of software; and (4) to emphasize the important of skill diversity in the software engineering field. This article provides conceptual knowledge, reports ...
Luiz Fernando Capretz, Faheem Ahmed
Added 30 Jan 2011
Updated 30 Jan 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where SIGSOFT
Authors Luiz Fernando Capretz, Faheem Ahmed
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