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Networked Technologies: The Role of Networks in the Diffusion and Adoption of Software Process Improvement (SPI) Approaches

  • Abstract

    Software process improvement (SPI) is a field of research and practice focused on improving the practice of software  engineering by frequently introducing new methods and technical tools attuned to the managerial and process-oriented aspects of software development. Social networks play a key role in the adoption and diffusion of software process improvement as a networked technology. This panel addressed actual examples of SPI networks and identified key characteristics of and roles in these emergent networks.

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