Empirical Analysis on the Satisfaction of IT Employees Comparing XP Practices with Other Software Development Methodologies

  • Katiuscia Mannaro
  • Marco Melis
  • Michele Marchesi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3092)


Job satisfaction has been studied by economists and psychologists. We believe this factor is very important in that it influences the effectiveness of the software development process. This paper reports the first results of a comparative analytic study on the job satisfaction of developers that use XP practices and others that do not use XP practices. By determining the factors that are highly valued by developers, the research can provide insight in currently practised software development processes, and help make changes that increase their strategic value.


Software Development Interactive Voice Response Software Development Process Pair Program Agile Practice 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katiuscia Mannaro
    • 1
  • Marco Melis
    • 1
  • Michele Marchesi
    • 1
  1. 1.DIEE, Department of Electric and Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Cagliari Piazza d’ArmiCagliariItaly

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