People analytics in software development

Leif Singer*, Margaret Anne Storey, Fernando Figueira Filho, Alexey Zagalsky, Daniel M. German

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Developers are using more and more different channels and tools to collaborate, and integrations between these tools are becoming more prevalent. In turn, more data about developers’ interactions at work will become available. These developments will likely make People Analytics — using data to show and improve how people collaborate — more accessible and in turn more important for software developers. Even though developer collaboration has been the focus of several research groups and studies, we believe these changes will qualitatively change how some developers work. We provide an introduction to existing work in this field and outline where it could be headed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGrand Timely Topics in Software Engineering - International Summer School GTTSE 2015, Tutorial Lectures
EditorsJacome Cunha, Vadim Zaytsev, Ralf Lammel, Joao Saraiva, Joao P. Fernandes
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages30
ISBN (Print)9783319600734
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event5th Summer School on Grand Timely Topics in Software Engineering, GTTSE 2015 - Braga, Portugal
Duration: 23 Aug 201529 Aug 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10223 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference5th Summer School on Grand Timely Topics in Software Engineering, GTTSE 2015


  • Collaboration
  • Computer-supported collaborative work
  • Developer analytics
  • Feedback
  • People analytics
  • Social network analysis


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