Management Guidelines for Database Developers’ Teams in Software Development Projects

  • Lazar Rusu
  • Yifeng Lin
  • Georg Hodosi
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 49)


Worldwide job market for database developers (DBDs) is continually increasing in last several years. In some companies, DBDs are organized as a special team (DBDs team) to support other projects and roles. As a new role, the DBDs team is facing a major problem that there are not any management guidelines for them. The team manager does not know which kinds of tasks should be assigned to this team and what practices should be used during DBDs work. Therefore in this paper we have developed a set of management guidelines, which includes 8 fundamental tasks and 17 practices from software development process, by using two methodologies Capability Maturity Model (CMM) and agile software development in particular Scrum in order to improve the DBDs team work. Moreover the management guidelines developed here has been complemented with practices from authors’ experience in this area and has been evaluated in the case of a software company. The management guidelines for DBD teams presented in this paper could be very usefully for other companies too that are using a DBDs team and could contribute towards an increase of the efficiency of these teams in their work on software development projects.


database developers’ teams agile software development capability maturity model management guidelines software development project 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lazar Rusu
    • 1
  • Yifeng Lin
    • 2
  • Georg Hodosi
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Bwin Games AB 

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