What makes software engineers go that extra mile?

Rien Sach; H. Sharp; Marian Petre

Current research suggests that motivation factors in software engineering are evolving and that our current understanding of motivation in software engineering is out of date. In this paper an analysis of semi-structured interviews with 13 professional software engineers is presented. The data suggests that „the work‟ makes software engineers go that extra mile and that „people‟ are important, but that „obstacles‟ really sap the energy of software engineers.

Type of Publication: Paper
Conference: PPIG 2011 - 23rd Annual Workshop
Publication Year: 2011
Paper #: 17
TitleWhat makes software engineers go that extra mile?
Publication TypePaper
AuthorsSach, R, Sharp, H, Petre, M
PPIG Workshop: 
2011-09-23rd