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Making meetings work. Discovering success factors for software engineering meetings

 
: Ochs, M.A.; Solingen, R.v.

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urn:nbn:de:0011-n-64907 (183 KByte PDF)
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Created on: 09.10.2001


Kaiserslautern, 2001, VII, 18 pp. : Ill., Lit.
IESE-Report, 032.01/E
Reportnr.: 032.01/E
English
Report, Electronic Publication
Fraunhofer IESE ()
meetings; measurement; quality; social aspect; software engineering

Abstract
Every one of us has spent many hours, days, maybe even summing up to years, in meetings. We all have experienced good meetings and bad meetings. So do software engineers spend large portions of their time in meetings. What factors make such meetings successful?

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1 Introduction S.1-2
2 Measuring Meeting Success S.3-6
- 2.1 Which types of meetings are better? S.3
- 2.2 How many people are present in a ?good? meeting? S.4
- 2.3 How much speaking time is necessary in a ?good? meeting? S.5
- 2.4 How does the number of roles influence meetings? S.6
Table of Contents S.7-10
- 2.5 How does hierarchy effect meetings? S.7-8
- 2.6 How long do ?good? meetings last? S.9
- 2.7 Is moderation a meeting success factor? S.10
3 Conclusions S.11
4 Acknowledgements S.12
5 Appendix: Sidebars for Magazine Publication S.13-27
- 5.1 Sidebar 1: Social aspects in Software Engineering S.13
- 5.2 Sidebar 2: Setting and design of the Study S.13-14
- 5.3 Sidebar 3: Statistical Analysis Techniques S.15-27