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A rule-based model for software development team composition: Team leader role with personality types and gender classification


Gilal, Abdul Rehman and Jaafar, Jafreezal and Omar, Mazni and Basri, Shuib and Waqas, Ahmad (2016) A rule-based model for software development team composition: Team leader role with personality types and gender classification. Information and Software Technology, 74. pp. 105-113. ISSN 0950-5849

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Abstract

Context:Recent studies have established the fact that the supply of handy and successful software has decreased to 6%. The past studies have also attributed this supply failure to software development team composition factor. To overcome this problem, it is also suggested in the past studies that the soft skills of team member must be considered along with the hard skills.Objective:Keeping in view this problem, this study aimed to look for in-depth understanding of team-lead role with personality types of member. This study also included gender to see its diverting impact on personality types and job role, since past studies have also raised many issues pertinent to these two variables. Method:This study used the experimented data to develop the rule-based model for software development team composition by keeping gender as major effecting variable with personality. There were three independent predictor variables: Team leader role, Personality types, and Gender; and one outcome dependent variable: team performance. Additionally, personality types of team members were measured by using Myers–Briggs Type Indicator(MBTI) instrument. This study divided the experiments into two stages. The first stage was descriptive examination of factual figures of data for model development. Whereas, the second stage was predictive experiments of data for developing the model.Results: The findings revealed that each gender emerged compatible with different types of personality for the same role. For instance, descriptive analysis part of this research highlighted that feeling(F) personality males were appropriate for team leader role, on another hand, thinking(T) personality females were suitable for the team lead role.Conclusion: The conclusion can be drawn with the claim that the personality types of software development team roles fluctuate by gender type. Besides, this study revealed and ensured that gender should be kept in the consideration when composing teams based on personality types.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human aspects; Personality types; Myers–Briggs Type Indicator; Team leader; Gender; Software development; Team composition; Rule-based
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: School of Computing
Depositing User: Dr. Mazni Omar
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2016 02:07
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2016 02:07
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/17972

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