Is OO the systems development technology for your organization?

Fleming Woo, Romas Mikusauskas, Dean Bartlett, Chun Hung Roberts Law

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Abstract

Object-oriented technology, emerged in response to the growing needs for developing and maintaining complex software system, has aroused a great deal of interests in both academia and industry. After more than a decade, there is still no clear result describing the extent to which the technology is used. A recent survey found that the adoption rate of object-oriented technology in systems analysis and design is much lower than expected. This study applies the theory of diffusion of innovations to investigate the extent to which the technology is used and the reasons as to why it is being adopted or not adopted. Based on the survey findings, an instrument is proposed for organizations to assess whether they are ready to adopt this new paradigm for their systems development. The purpose of this study is to help management make informed decisions on the adoption of object-oriented systems development methodologies in their organizations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Fourth International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications, SERA 2006
Pages354-361
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Event4th International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications, SERA 2006 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 9 Aug 200611 Aug 2006

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications, SERA 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period9/08/0611/08/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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