The challenge of introducing a new software cost estimation technology into a small software organisation

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Australian Software Engineering Conference, ASWEC
Pages52-59
Volume2004
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

Name
Volume2004

Conference

TitleProceedings - 2004 Australian Software Engineering Conference ASWEC 2004
PlaceAustralia
CityMelbourne, Vic.
Period13 - 16 April 2004

Abstract

Fostering innovation is the key to survival in today's IT business and is exemplified by introducing new technologies and methods to improve the development processes. This paper presents a follow-up case study of technology transfer in a small software organisation. A new software estimation technique, Web-CoBRA was introduced to a small software company to improve their software estimation process. Web-CoBRA was considerably more accurate than the company's current estimation process. However, despite management being aware of this improvement, the company has not fully adopted the new method. We used interviews and the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) questionnaire to assess the extent to which Web-CoBRA was used by the company. We found take-up of part of the Web-CoBRA technology but the full technology and the support tools were not used. We identify the reasons for the failure to adopt the Web-CoBRA technology and identify several areas for improving technology transfer activities.

Research Area(s)

  • Software cost estimation, Software engineering, Technology transition, Web development

Citation Format(s)

The challenge of introducing a new software cost estimation technology into a small software organisation. / Keung, Jacky; Jeffery, Ross; Kitchenham, Barbara.

Proceedings of the Australian Software Engineering Conference, ASWEC. Vol. 2004 2004. p. 52-59.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review