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CISTI'2020 - 15th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies

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Impact of the new Software development methodologies in Puerto Rico: An exploratory survey

Currently in Puerto Rico, there is no scientific literature that allows knowing the organizational schemes that predominate in the developed software companies, nor is it easy to visualize how the interactions of the workgroups within these companies are. Twenty years after the promulgation of the Agile Manifesto, after several years of execution and extensive literature, in Puerto Rico the degree of adoption of the new paradigms is still unknown and more information is needed to guide developers on the benefits of opt for a particular software development based on a methodology, facilitated by the use of usability tools and methods throughout the process, all these ideals adjusted to their particular work context and the way software is developed in others countries, especially in the USA. This exploratory study seeks to evaluate, synthesize and present the empirical findings on software development in Puerto Rico (PR), this research is of great importance to know what type of applications are made in the Island, to identify the work methodologies that are used, investigate whether agile methods are used, determine the role that users play in the process and analyze how usability techniques adjust to the software life cycle; These aspects will be the first step to propose to software developers, an integration framework that facilitates their work and allows them to meet the needs of their customers, without compromising the quality of their products.

Alcides Alvear
Universidad Ana G. Méndez Recinto Gurabo
Puerto Rico

Juan Manuel Vara
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Verónica Bollati
UTN-Facultad Regional Resistencia, CONICET


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