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Department of Computing and Information Systems Umm Al Qura University, Canada
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IJCTE 2016 Vol.8(2): 150-155 ISSN: 1793-8201
DOI: 10.7763/IJCTE.2016.V8.1035

Soft Skills for Software Project Team Members

Emmanuel S. Mtsweni, Tertia Hörne, and John Andrew van der Poll
Abstract—Software development usually occurs in the context of software project management (SPM). An often cited challenge in the area of software project management is the high failure rate of software development projects (SPDs). One of the factors contributing to the failure of SDPs is the lack of soft issues, also known as soft skills or human aspects. The main purpose of this research was to identify and categorise the soft skills that facilitate the delivery of successful SDPs. To this end a survey was conducted in the form of a questionnaire as the research instrument. The results of the survey underwent a quantitative analysis and it was found that a variety of soft skills are important in facilitating the delivery of successful SDPs. Although a wide range of soft skills were identified, not all soft skills can be considered to be of crucial or equal importance.

Index Terms—Soft skills, software development projects, software project failure.

The authors are with University of South Africa, South Africa (e-mail: mtswees@unisa.ac.za).

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Cite:Emmanuel S. Mtsweni, Tertia Hörne, and John Andrew van der Poll, "Soft Skills for Software Project Team Members," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 150-155, 2016.

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