Software development methods and usability: Perspectives from a survey in the software industry in Norway
This paper reports the first results from a recent study done on user involvement in Icelandic software industry. A questionnaire survey was made to gather information on the software processes used and to what extent user involvement methods are used by software developers in the different processes. The results show that the majority of the respondents use their own process where they have adjusted their development process to their needs. More than one third of the respondents use the agile process Scrum. That group is the most skeptical one when rating the importance of usability in software development. Meetings are the most popular method for involving users.