Abstract: This study provides, an analysis of the skills of the software development team and its effect on the quality of the final software product. An approach for assessing software development team skill and experience is derived from a workforce management tool currently in use by the national aeronautics and space administration. Using data from 220 small scale software development projects based in India and US, the team skill measures are correlated to five software product quality metrics from the ISO/IEC 9126 software engineering product quality standard. An attempt is made in this research to analyze the composition of the development team in terms of personality and in the light of team dynamics. The results indicate that development team skill is a significant factor in product development and project management of the software development. In addition, the results imply that inexperienced software developers are tasked with responsibilities ill suited to their skill level and thus have a significant adverse effect on the quality of the software product.
Viji Vinod, J. Dhanalakshmi and Sunil Sahadev, 2009. Software Team Skills on Software Product Quality. Asian Journal of Information Technology, 8: 8-13.