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The role of leadership cognitive complexity in software development projects: An empirical assessment for simple thinking

Akman, I. and Misra, Sanjay and Cafer, Ferid (2011) The role of leadership cognitive complexity in software development projects: An empirical assessment for simple thinking. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries, 21 (5). pp. 516-525.

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Abstract

Simple thinking (or simplicity) is a way of coping with complexity. It is especially important in the software development process (SDP), which is an error-prone, time-consuming, and complex activity. This article investigates the role of the thinking style—namely, simple thinking—which has been found effective in solving complicated problems during software development. For this purpose, it reviews and discusses simplicity issues from a general perspective and, then, reports the findings of a survey concerning the assessment of simplicity in SDP. The survey was conducted among information and communication technologies senior professionals and managers from government and private-sector organizations. Relevant hypotheses have been developed under different empirical categories for analysis. Statistical analysis techniques were then used to draw inferences based on these hypotheses. The results have proved simplicity to have a significant role in the SDP to a certain extent. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Project leadership; • Simple thinking; • Simplicity; • Leadership qualities; • Cognitive complexity
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2014 21:48
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2014 21:48
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/2281

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