AuthorsH. J. Rognerud and J. E. Hannay
EditorsJ. Carver
TitleChallenges in Enterprise Software Integration: an Industrial Study Using Repertory Grids
AfilliationSoftware Engineering, Software Engineering
Publication TypeProceedings, refereed
Year of Publication2009
Conference NameEmpirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM)
Date PublishedMarch
ISBN Number978-1-4244-4842-5

To identify and systematize software practitioners' perceptions of a problem is an important first step toward analyzing and searching for a solution to the problem. This paper reports on an industrial study, in which the repertory grid technique was used to elicit practitioners' perceptions of key challenges in the company's software integration practices. The perceptions of a total of nine practitioners from three organizational tiers (Developer, QA Manager, Project Manager) were elicited and analyzed. We found that perceptions differ markedly between tiers, but that on some issues, there is a consensus across all tiers. The elicited information may be used to plan process improvement for integration projects in the company, and may also be used in building a general ontology for integration challenges and their solutions.

Citation KeySimula.SE.583