Groves, L., Nickson, R., Reeve, G., Reeves, S. & Utting, M. (2000). A survey of software development practices in the New Zealand software industry. In 2000 Australian Software Engineering Conference: proceedings, 28-29 April 2000, Canberra, Australia.(pp. 189-201). Los Alamitos, Calif.: IEEE Computer Society Press.
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We report on the software development techniques used in the New Zealand software industry, paying particular attention to requirements gathering. We surveyed a selection of software companies with a general questionnaire and then conducted in-depth interviews with four companies. Our results show a wide variety in the kinds of companies undertaking software development, employing a wide range of software development techniques. Although our data are not sufficiently detailed to draw statistically significant conclusions, it appears that larger software development groups typically have more well-defined software development processes, spend proportionally more time on requirements gathering, and follow more rigorous testing regimes.
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