Carol Passos

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Folklore and beliefs are strong in the software practitioners' community. Software engineering is a communication intensive activity. Software engineers are innovation driven and regularly use automated resources to share ideas, new paradigms and approaches to support and improve their practices. This information flow generates technical folklore and(More)
Culture can be seen as the normative glue that holds an organization together. It is related to the institutionalized way of thinking and acting of people. Our aim is to study and characterize belief systems in software organizations. Our work highlights organizational culture influence by applying the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA) to software project(More)
Ethnography is about the adoption of a cultural lens to observe and interpret events, actions, and behaviors, ensuring that they are placed in a relevant and meaningful context. Using this approach, it is possible to capture and analyze software development practices. Our aims are to illustrate the use of an ethnographic approach in a case study of agile(More)
It is believed that people consider the implications of their actions and act based on a reasonable assessment of those implications. In this context, belief can be defined as a state of mind that embodies trust and confidence in something. So, behavior is driven by what is believed, by what is culturally assumed to be true about the world. Our work aims to(More)
<b>Context:</b> Many theories in health care and business administration seek answers to the fundamental question of why people behave the way they do. The Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA) is a theory that focuses on a person's intention to behave a certain way. An intention is a plan or a likelihood that someone will behave in a particular way in specific(More)
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