Electrical and Computer Engineering Publications

Title

Bringing the Human Factor to Software Engineering

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-2014

Journal

IEEE Software

Volume

31

Issue

2

First Page

102

URL with Digital Object Identifier

10.1109/MS.2014.30

Last Page

104

Abstract

The human aspects involved in the software development process are vital to a successful completion of a software project. The author advocates for human factor topics to be part of mainstream software engineering education in order to elevate job satisfaction, improve performance, and increase productivity of software engineers. Emphasis should be on providing a practical overview of software engineering processes from a human perspective, offering alternative viewpoints within technically saturated curricula.