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Software engineering knowledge areas in startup companies: A mapping study
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Computing, Department of Software Engineering.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Computing, Department of Software Engineering.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Computing, Department of Software Engineering.
2015 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Background – Startup companies are becoming important suppliers of innovative and software intensive products. The failure rate among startups is high due to lack of resources, immaturity, multiple influences and dynamic technologies. However, software product engineering is the core activity in startups, therefore inadequacies in applied engineering practices might be a significant contributing factor for high failure rates. Aim – This study identifies and categorizes software engineering knowledge areas utilized in startups to map out the state-of-art, identifying gaps for further research. Method – We perform a systematic literature mapping study, applying snowball sampling to identify relevant primary studies. Results – We have identified 54 practices from 14 studies. Although 11 of 15 main knowledge areas from SWEBOK are covered, a large part of categories is not. Conclusions – Existing research does not provide reliable support for software engineering in any phase of a startup life cycle. Transfer of results to other startups is difficult due to low rigor in current studies. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015.

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2015. Vol. 210, 245-257 p.
Series
Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, ISSN 8651-1348
Keyword [en]
Failure analysis; Life cycle; Mapping; Reactor startup, Agile; Development of software intensive products; Engineering practices; Lean; Small companies, Software engineering
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Software Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-10670DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-19593-3_22ISI: 000365180900024ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84937459677ISBN: 9783319195926 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-10670DiVA: diva2:854514
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6th International Conference on Software Business, ICSOB 2015; Braga; Portugal
Available from: 2015-09-17 Created: 2015-09-15 Last updated: 2017-04-03Bibliographically approved

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