1st Edition

Social Software Engineering
Development and Collaboration with Social Networking





ISBN 9781439853757
Published September 22, 2011 by Auerbach Publications
481 Pages 41 B/W Illustrations

USD $150.00

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Book Description

Although the precepts of software engineering have been around for decades, the field has failed to keep pace with rapid advancements in computer hardware and software. Modern systems that integrate multiple platforms and architectures, along with the collaborative nature of users who expect an instantaneous global reach via the Internet, require updated software engineering methods.

Social Software Engineering: Development and Collaboration with Social Networking examines the field through the spectrum of the social activities that now compose it. Supplying an up-to-date look at this ever-evolving field, it provides comprehensive coverage that includes security, legal, and privacy issues in addition to workflow and people issues.

Jessica Keyes, former managing director of R&D for the New York Stock Exchange and noted columnist, correspondent, and author with more than 200 articles published, details the methodology needed to bring mission-critical software projects to successful conclusions. She provides readers with the understanding and tools required to fuse psychology, sociology, mathematics, and the principles of knowledge engineering to develop infrastructures capable of supporting the collaborative applications that today’s users require.

Table of Contents

Why Social Networking?
The Social Network
The Software Engineering Social Network
Collaborative Applications

Social Networking Tools at Work
Tools that Provide Networking Capabilities
Wikis in Action
Meaning-Based Computing
Semantic Web
Virtual Worlds
Knowledge Management Tools
Mashups

Preparing Team to Collaborate
Nontechnological Issues in Software Engineering
Creativity Development
Communications and Group Productivity
Productivity through Shared Information Technology
Promoting Collaboration
Collaboration and Knowledge Management
Best Practices
Expert Interviews
Job Aids
Knowledge Audits and Knowledge Fairs
Knowledge Maps and Inventories
Learning Games
Lessons-Learned Debriefings
Storytelling

Knowledge Sharing and Software Engineering Teams: A Study
Knowledge Management
Knowledge Management Issues
Knowledge Management and Knowledge Sharing
Organizational Culture’s Effect on Knowledge Sharing
IT Support’s Effect on Knowledge Sharing
Techniques for Promoting Knowledge Sharing
IT Worker Study
Question 1: What are the cultural reasons that cause employees to resist the sharing of knowledge?
Question 2: What are the organizational reasons that cause employees to resist the sharing of knowledge?
Question 3: What are the key reasons employees list for not wanting to share their expertise?
Recommendations for Making It Work

Action Learning Teams
Action Learning
Leaderful Practice
Action Projects

Knowledge across Social Networks
Heterogeneity of Information
Intelligent Systems
Semantic Standards
Enterprise Information Management
Content Management System (CMS)
Document Management and Electronic Document Management Systems
Digital Asset Management
Data Mining

Measuring Social Software Engineering
Effective Project Management
Balanced Scorecard for Project Management
Adopting a Balanced Scorecard
Example: FedEx
Attributes of Successful Project Management Measurement Systems
Project Management Office
Project Management Process Maturity Model (PM2) and Collaboration

Social Engineering Paradigm Remixed
Scrum
Extreme Programming (XP)
Collaborative Development Environment (CDE)
Traditional Software Methodologies and Social Networking

Mobile Social Software Engineering
Pervasive (Ubiquitous) Computing
Mobile Social Software Engineering
Software Platforms
Security

Legal, Privacy, and Security Issues
Website Legal Issues
Developing Your ePolicy
Security Issues
Web Server Security
Protecting Mobile Devices

Appendices:

A. Social Software Engineering Tools
B. Community of Practice Practitioner’s Guide
C. Knowledge Discovery Techniques
D. Staff Competency Survey
E. Behavioral Competencies
F. Balanced Scorecard Metrics
G. Glossary
H. Brief EMML Reference
I. Computer Use Policy
J. Best Practices Security Checklist
K. User Interface Design Guide

Index

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Biography

Jessica Keyes is President of New Art Technologies, Inc., a technology and management consultancy and development firm started in New York.

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