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Variations in Software Development Practices
November/December 2003 (vol. 20 no. 6)
pp. 22-27
Capers Jones, Software Productivity Research

Thousands of companies develop software. In the past 35 years, over a million software applications have been put into use and more are being developed every day. But the methods and personnel used to develop software vary enormously. The application?s size and type are two key factors that determine what development methods will likely be used and what kinds of specialists will be employed. Building larger software projects is much more complex than building small programs, requiring many kinds of specialists and development activities.

Index Terms:
software benchmarks, software failures, software successes, software processes, software occupation groups, software quality
Citation:
Capers Jones, "Variations in Software Development Practices," IEEE Software, vol. 20, no. 6, pp. 22-27, Nov.-Dec. 2003, doi:10.1109/MS.2003.1241362
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