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Gaps between industry expectations and the abilities of graduates
TLDR
The results of a systematic literature review conducted to determine which areas graduating students most frequently fall short of the expectations of industry or macademia indicate that graduating students are lacking in many different areas.
Investigating the skill gap between graduating students and industry expectations
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The results of this study indicate that recent graduates struggle with using configuration management systems, effectively communicating with co-workers and customers, producing unit tests for their code, and other skills or abilities.
Evaluating the use of model-based requirements verification method: A feasibility study
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A model-based requirements verification method called NLtoSTD is proposed, which transforms NL requirements into a state transition diagram (STD) that can be verified through automated reasoning and is capable of finding ambiguities and missing functionalities in a set of NL requirements.
A Behavior Marker tool for measurement of the Non-Technical Skills of Software Professionals: An Empirical Investigation
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The initial results show that the behavior marker tool can be reliably used with minimal training and can be used by different managers or coaches to measure the non-technical skills of software development individuals and teams.
Using error abstraction and classification to improve requirement quality: conclusions from a family of four empirical studies
Achieving high software quality is a primary concern for software development organizations. Researchers have developed many quality improvement methods that help developers detect faults early in
Social sensitivity correlations with the effectiveness of team process performance: an empirical study
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The results support the hypothesis that the social sensitivity is highly correlated with team effectiveness and suggest that educators in computer-related disciplines, as well as computer professionals in the workforce, should take the concept of social sensitivity seriously as an aid or obstacle to team performance and the teamwork experience.
Assigning student programming pairs based on their mental model consistency: an initial investigation
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Results from an empirical study conducted to investigate the effectiveness of pairing students based on their mental model consistency indicate thatmental model consistency is a predictor of student success in an introductory programming course.
An empirical study of the effect of learning styles on the faults found during the software requirements inspection
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The initial results show that the teams composed of inspectors with different LS preferences are more effective and efficient than the teams of inspectors who had similar LS's.
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