Exploring motivational differences between software developers and project managers

H. Sharp, T. Hall, N. Baddoo, S. Beecham

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Abstract

In this paper, we describe our investigation of the motivational differences between project managers and developers. Motivation has been found to be a central factor in successful software projects. However the motivation of software engineers is generally poorly understood and previous work done in the area is thought to be largely out-of-date. We present data collected from 6 software developers and 4 project managers at a workshop we organized at the XP2006 international conference.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIn: Procs of the 6th Joint Meeting on European software engineering conference and the ACM SIGSOFT symposium on the foundations of software engineering.
PublisherACM Press
Pages501-504
ISBN (Print)978-1-59593-812-1
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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