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Software Startup Practices : Software Development in Startups Through the Lens of the Essence Theory of Software Engineering (2020)


Kemell, Kai-Kristian; Ravaska, Ville; Nguyen-Duc, Anh; Abrahamsson, Pekka (2020). Software Startup Practices : Software Development in Startups Through the Lens of the Essence Theory of Software Engineering. In Morisio, Maurizio; Torchiano, Marco; Jedlitschka, Andreas (Eds.) PROFES 2020 : 21st International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, Proceedings (pp. 402-418). Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 12562. Cham: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-64148-1_25


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All authors or editors: Kemell, Kai-Kristian; Ravaska, Ville; Nguyen-Duc, Anh; Abrahamsson, Pekka

Parent publication: PROFES 2020 : 21st International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, Proceedings

Parent publication editors: Morisio, Maurizio; Torchiano, Marco; Jedlitschka, Andreas

Place and date of conference: Turin, Italy, 25.-27.11.2020

ISBN: 978-3-030-64147-4

eISBN: 978-3-030-64148-1

Journal or series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science

ISSN: 0302-9743

eISSN: 1611-3349

Publication year: 2020

Number in series: 12562

Pages range: 402-418

Number of pages in the book: 462

Publisher: Springer

Place of Publication: Cham

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-64148-1_25

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Abstract

Software startups continue to be important drivers of economy globally. As the initial investment required to found a new software company becomes smaller and smaller resulting from technological advances such as cloud technology, increasing numbers of new software startups are born. Startups are considered to differ from other types of software organizations in various ways, including software development. In this paper, we study software development in startups from the point of view of practices to better understand how startups develop software. Using extant literature and case study data, we devise a list of practices which we categorize using the Essence Theory of Software Engineering (Essence). Based on the data, we propose a list of common practices utilized by software startups. Additionally, we propose potential changes to Essence to make it better suited for the software startup context.


Keywords: software development; software engineering; startup companies; case study

Free keywords: software startup; essence theory of software engineering; software development; software development practice; case study


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