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Pub. period:2003-2009
Pub. count:4
Number of co-authors:8


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Tracy Hall's 3 most productive colleagues in number of publications:

Helen Sharp:21
Hugh Robinson:5
Sarah Beecham:3

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Sharp, Helen and Hall, Tracy (2009): An initial investigation of software practitioners' motivation. In: Proceedings of the 2009 International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering 2009. pp. 84-91.

Motivation is one of the most frequently cited causes of software development project failure, reportedly impacting on project productivity, software quality and the overall success of the project. Much of the previous research into software engineers' motivation cites the job itself as the main motivator, yet little research has focused on why software engineers stay in the profession. This paper reports on an empirical investigation with experienced software practitioners which focuses on this issue and compares our findings with existing work. The results show that aspects of 'people' are important in job satisfaction and project choice, while a practitioner's standing in the community is a key influence on whether or not he/she will stay in software engineering; aspects of 'creativity' are mentioned most often as making software development worthwhile. When asked to identify three key elements of motivation, aspects of 'people' were mentioned the most often.expand

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Baddoo, Nathan, Beecham, Sarah, Hall, Tracy, Robinson, Hugh and Sharp, Helen (2007): Motivating Software Engineers - A Theoretically Reflective Model. In: Cordeiro, Jos and Filipe, Joaquim (eds.) ICEIS 2008 - Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems Volume HCI June 12-16, 2007, Barcelona, Spain. pp. 174-180.

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Ahmed, Rizwan, Hall, Tracy, Wernick, Paul and Robinson, Stewart (2005): Evaluating a rapid simulation modelling process (RSMP) through controlled experiments. In: ISESE 2005 - International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering 17-18 November, 2005, Noosa Heads, Australia. pp. 325-334.

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Rainer, Austen, Hall, Tracy and Baddoo, Nathan (2003): Persuading Developers to 'Buy into' Software Process Improvement: Local Opinion and Empirical Evidence. In: ISESE 2003 - International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering 30 September - 1 October, 2003, Rome, Italy. pp. 326-335.

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