Archive for October, 2011

Best Article Award at ESEM 2011

The article  “An Empirical Study on the Use of Team Building Criteria in Software Projects“, presented by Prof. Fabio Silva at the 5th International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurements (ESEM’2011), in Banff, AL, Canada, received the Best Paper Award at the closing ceremony, on Friday, September 23rd, 2011. The article is co-authored by  Fabio Q. B. da Silva, A. César C. França, Tatiana B. Gouveia, Cleviton V. F. Monteiro, Elisa S. F. Cardozo, Marcos Suassuna, members of the HASE Research Group.

The goal of the research  was to identify criteria used in industrial practice to select members of a software project team, and to look for relationships between these criteria and project success. The study was carried out with project managers of over 30 software companies from various cities in Brazil.  The findings show that the consistent use of a set of team building criteria correlated significantly with project success, and the criteria related to human factors present the strongest correlations.

The paper can be found in the ESEM’2011 Proceedings, which should be electronically available soon at IEEE.