Software Development in the Cloud: Exploring the Affordances of Platform-as-a-Service

Krancher, Oliver; Luther, Pascal (2015). Software Development in the Cloud: Exploring the Affordances of Platform-as-a-Service. In: The 36th International Conference of Information Systems. Fort Worth, Texas. 13.-16.12.2015.

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Software development teams increasingly adopt platform-as-a-service (PaaS), i.e., cloud services that make software development infrastructure available over the internet. Yet, empirical evidence of whether and how software development work changes with the use of PaaS is difficult to find. We performed a grounded-theory study to explore the affordances of PaaS for software development teams. We find that PaaS enables software development teams to enforce uniformity, to exploit knowledge embedded in technology, to enhance agility, and to enrich jobs. These affordances do not arise in a vacuum. Their emergence is closely interwoven with changes in methodologies, roles, and norms that give rise to self-organizing, loosely coupled teams. Our study provides rich descriptions of PaaS-based software development and an emerging theory of affordances of PaaS for software development teams.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Information Systems > Information Engineering
03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Information Systems

UniBE Contributor:

Krancher, Oliver

Subjects:

000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

Projects:

[445] Software Development with Platform-as-a-Service

Language:

English

Submitter:

Oliver Krancher

Date Deposited:

21 Sep 2015 15:30

Last Modified:

08 Sep 2017 19:36

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Cloud computing, Platform-as-a-service, Implementation, Software development, Affordance

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.71845

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/71845

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