Software Development Practices in Costa Rica: A Survey

Tipo de publicación: Conference Paper

Publicado en: Advances in Artificial Intelligence, Software and Systems Engineering

  • Aymerich, Brenda
  • Díaz-Oreiro, Ignacio
  • Guzmán, Julio C.
  • López, Gustavo
  • Garbanzo, Diana

Investigadores del CITIC asociados a la publicación
Brenda Aymerich Fuentes
Ignacio Díaz Oreiro
Julio Guzmán Benavides
Gustavo López Herrera
Diana Garbanzo Quirós

Proyecto asociado a la publicación
Fortalecimiento de la capacidad de desarrollo, adopción y mantenimiento de software del Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad

Palabras claves
  • Agile
  • HELENA project
  • Scrum
  • Software development approach
  • Waterfall

In recent years, many studies have focused on software development practices around the world. The HELENA study is an international effort to gather quantitative data on software development practices and frameworks. In this paper, we present the Costa Rican results of the HELENA survey. We provide evidence of the practices and frameworks used in 51 different projects in Costa Rica. Participants in this survey represent companies ranging from 50 or fewer employees to companies with more than 2500 employees. Furthermore, the industries represented in the survey include software development, system development, IT consulting, research and development of IT services and software development for financial institutions. Results show that Scrum, Iterative Development, Kanban and Waterfall are the most used software development frameworks in Costa Rica. However, Scrum doubles the use of Waterfall and other methods.


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Software Development Practices in Costa Rica: A Survey