Software Engineering Conference, Australian (2000)
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Apr. 28, 2000 to Apr. 30, 2000
Lindsay Groves , Victoria University of Wellington
Ray Nickson , Victoria University of Wellington
Greg Reeve , University of Waikato
Steve Reeves , University of Waikato
Mark Utting , University of Waikato
We report on the software development techniques used in the New Zealand software industry, paying particular attention to requirements gathering. We surveyed a selection of software companies with a general questionnaire and then conducted in-depth interviews with four companies. Our results show a wide variety in the kinds of companies undertaking software development, employing a wide range of software development techniques. Although our data are not sufficiently detailed to draw statistically significant conclusions, it appears that larger software development groups typically have more well-defined software development processes, spend proportionally more time on requirements gathering, and follow more rigorous testing regimes.
survey, industry practice, requirements engineering
L. Groves, M. Utting, S. Reeves, G. Reeve and R. Nickson, "A Survey of Software Development Practices in the New Zealand Software Industry," Software Engineering Conference, Australian(ASWEC), Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 2000, pp. 189.