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Fundamentals of Software Startups : Essential Engineering and Business Aspects (2020)

Nguyen-Duc, A., Münch, J., Prikladnick, R., Wang, X., & Abrahamsson, P. (Eds.). (2020). Fundamentals of Software Startups : Essential Engineering and Business Aspects. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-35983-6

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All authors or editors: Nguyen-Duc, Anh; Münch, Jürgen; Prikladnick, Rafael; Wang, Xiaofeng; Abrahamsson, Pekka

ISBN: 978-3-030-35982-9

eISBN: 978-3-030-35983-6

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages in the book: 343

Publisher: Springer

Place of Publication: Cham

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-35983-6

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This book discusses important topics for engineering and managing software startups, such as how technical and business aspects are related, which complications may arise and how they can be dealt with. It also addresses the use of scientific, engineering, and managerial approaches to successfully develop software products in startup companies.

The book covers a wide range of software startup phenomena, and includes the knowledge, skills, and capabilities required for startup product development; team capacity and team roles; technical debt; minimal viable products; startup metrics; common pitfalls and patterns observed; as well as lessons learned from startups in Finland, Norway, Brazil, Russia and USA. All results are based on empirical findings, and the claims are backed by evidence and concrete observations, measurements and experiments from qualitative and quantitative research, as is common in empirical software engineering.

The book helps entrepreneurs and practitioners to become aware of various phenomena, challenges, and practices that occur in real-world startups, and provides insights based on sound research methodologies presented in a simple and easy-to-read manner. It also allows students in business and engineering programs to learn about the important engineering concepts and technical building blocks of a software startup. It is also suitable for researchers at different levels in areas such as software and systems engineering, or information systems who are studying advanced topics related to software business.

Keywords: software engineering; software design; information technology companies; software sector; startup companies; business; product development

Free keywords: software engineering; software startups; software entrepreneurship; computing and business; computing profession; innovation management; software economics

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Reporting Year: 2020

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