Software project team characteristics and team performance: Team motivation as a moderator

Pei Chi Chen, Ching Chin Chern, Chung Yang Chen

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Abstract

This study examines the relationship between software project team characteristics and team performance by focusing on two questions: whether or not different team characteristics in software project team affect project performance, and whether or not different types of team motivation lead to different level of influence to the relationship between team characteristics and performance? In this study, we argue that team motivation should be considered as a moderate between the relationship of team characteristics and performance. Different kind and level of team motivation can result in different project performance outcome. We examine the interaction effects between team characteristics and team motivation before their final impact to the performance. The results show that the relationship between project team characteristics and performance can be interfered with team motivation. Management should pay more attention to team motivation within project teams so that a better project performance could be achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAPSEC 2012 - Proceedings of the 19th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages565-570
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780769549224
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event19th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference, APSEC 2012 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 4 Dec 20127 Dec 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings - Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference, APSEC
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1530-1362

Conference

Conference19th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference, APSEC 2012
Country/TerritoryChina
CityHong Kong
Period4/12/127/12/12

Keywords

  • software project
  • team characteristics
  • team motivation
  • team performance

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