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Author Desouza, Kevin C. ♦ Awazu, Yukika
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Innovation ♦ Incentives ♦ Software development ♦ Software engineers ♦ Knowledge workers ♦ Knowledge management
Abstract Innovations in software engineering organizations frequently emerge from risky behavior. Most often, these risks are taken by only a small percentage of the software engineering staff - radical engineers (REs). They go against the status quo, experiment with new methods or technologies, and have the burden of bringing the innovations into the mainstream of the organization. Most organizations however, do a poor job of adequately and effectively managing radical engineers (REs). They can be found at either end of the order-chaos continuum. Successful software organizations are those that are able to balance between the extremes and manage REs effectively. In this paper, we discuss lessons learnt in managing REs from software organizations.
Description Affiliation: Institute for Engaged Business Research, Chicago, Illinois (Awazu, Yukika) || University of Illinois at Chicago (Desouza, Kevin C.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1979-04-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes (SOEN)
Volume Number 30
Issue Number 4
Page Count 5
Starting Page 1
Ending Page 5

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