Mentality Patterns: Capturing and Dealing Explicitly with Recurring Turns of Mind in Software Development

  • Georgios Koutsoukos
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4257)


The increasing adoption of agile methods for software development is amplifying the message that people are one of the most critical success factors of any software project. This paper addresses two fundamental questions that arise in that context: How can we capture, make explicit and effectively communicate human attitudes, beliefs and ways of thinking that influence individual and team work in projects? How can we supplement software process methods and support tools in order to take into account such human factors explicitly, systematically and effectively?


Software Development Software Project Cognitive Dissonance Experimental Social Psychology Human Attitude 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Georgios Koutsoukos
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  1. 1.ATX Software S.ALisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterUK

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