Unhappy Developers: Bad for Themselves, Bad for Process, and Bad for Software Product

Daniel Graziotin, Fabian Fagerholm, Xiaofeng Wang, Pekka Abrahamsson

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Recent research in software engineering supports the "happy-productive" thesis, and the desire of flourishing happiness among programmers is often expressed by industry practitioners. Recent literature has suggested that a cost-effective way to foster happiness and productivity among workers could be to limit unhappiness of developers due to its negative impact. However, possible negative effects of unhappiness are still largely unknown in the software development context. In this paper, we present the first results from a study exploring the consequences of the unhappy developers. Using qualitative data analysis of the survey responses given by 181 participants, we identified 49 potential consequences of unhappiness while developing software. These results have several implications. While raising the awareness of the role of moods, emotions and feelings in software development, we foresee that our classification scheme will spawn new happiness studies linking causes and effects, and it can act as a guideline for developers and managers to foster happiness at work.
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor362-364
Antal sidor3
DOI
StatusPublicerad - 2017
MoE-publikationstypEj behörig
EvenemangInternational Conference on Software Engineering - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Varaktighet: 20 maj 201728 maj 2017
Konferensnummer: 39

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KonferensInternational Conference on Software Engineering
LandArgentina
OrtBuenos Aires
Period20/05/201728/05/2017

Vetenskapsgrenar

  • 113 Data- och informationsvetenskap
  • 515 Psykologi
  • 5144 Socialpsykologi

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Graziotin, D., Fagerholm, F., Wang, X., & Abrahamsson, P. (2017). Unhappy Developers: Bad for Themselves, Bad for Process, and Bad for Software Product. 362-364. Poster presenterad vid International Conference on Software Engineering, Buenos Aires, Argentina. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSE-C.2017.104
Graziotin, Daniel ; Fagerholm, Fabian ; Wang, Xiaofeng ; Abrahamsson, Pekka. / Unhappy Developers : Bad for Themselves, Bad for Process, and Bad for Software Product. Poster presenterad vid International Conference on Software Engineering, Buenos Aires, Argentina.3 s.
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Unhappy Developers : Bad for Themselves, Bad for Process, and Bad for Software Product. / Graziotin, Daniel; Fagerholm, Fabian; Wang, Xiaofeng; Abrahamsson, Pekka.

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Graziotin D, Fagerholm F, Wang X, Abrahamsson P. Unhappy Developers: Bad for Themselves, Bad for Process, and Bad for Software Product. 2017. Poster presenterad vid International Conference on Software Engineering, Buenos Aires, Argentina. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSE-C.2017.104