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Research on Explicit and Tacit Knowledge Interaction in Software Process Improvement Project

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This research develops a knowledge model for Software Process Improvement (SPI) project based on knowledge creation theory and its twenty-four measurement items, and proposes two hypothesizes about the interaction of explicit knowledge and tacit knowledge in SPI. Eleven factors are extracted through statistical analysis. Three knowledge-creation practices for capturing tacit knowledge contribute greatly to SPI, which are communication among members, crossover collaboration in practical work and pair programming. Two knowledge-creation practices for capturing explicit knowledge have significant positive impact on SPI, which are integrating project document and on-the-job training. Ultimately, suggestions for improvement are put forward, that is, encouraging communication among staff and integrating documents in real time, and future research is also illustrated.

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J. Wan, D. Wan, W. Luo and X. Wan, "Research on Explicit and Tacit Knowledge Interaction in Software Process Improvement Project," Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol. 4 No. 6, 2011, pp. 335-344. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2011.46038.

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