The Influence of Personality on Software Quality – A Systematic Literature Review

Creators: Weilemann, Erica and Brune, Philipp
Title: The Influence of Personality on Software Quality – A Systematic Literature Review
Item Type: Book Section
Projects: EVELIN
Page Range: pp. 766-777
Date: 18 May 2020
Divisions: Informationsmanagement
Abstract (ENG): Software quality is an important factor for reducing costs or increasing sales of a software developing company. Humans are involved in the whole software development process. This suggests that human factors have an influence on the result of the development process. Aim: We aimed to understand which distinct human factors or personality traits have an influence on which distinct software quality attributes. Method: For this purpose, we conducted a Systematic Literature Review following the guidelines of Kitchenham and Charters. Results: Existing studies show a link between human factors or personality types and software quality in general. There were only two studies which mentioned an influence on distinct software quality aspects: Extraversion influences decomposition, modularization, testability, functionality, re-usability and programming style. Personality in general influences memory consumption and runtime. Conclusions: We expected to find more such links but research conducted until now is far from being sufficient to provide a strong basis for making clear statements on the link between the personality of a software engineer and distinct software quality attributes.
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Language: English
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Weilemann, Erica and Brune, Philipp (2020) The Influence of Personality on Software Quality – A Systematic Literature Review. In: Rocha Á., Adeli H., Reis L., Costanzo S., Orovic I., Moreira F. (eds): Trends and Innovations in Information Systems and Technologies. WorldCIST 2020.; 1159 Cham: Springer, pp. 766-777. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing). ISBN 9783030456870

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