Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Mäntylä, Mika
Organisation OY
Project title
Automatic detection of time pressure induced arousal from software repositories to increase happiness and productivity
Decision No. 298020
Decision date 10.06.2016
Funding period 01.09.2016 - 31.08.2020
Funding 462 863
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Project description
Although, we do not know the exact prevalence of time pressure in the software industry, we know that most projects (60-80%) encounter overruns. As there always is pressure to complete a project on given time, we can assume that time pressure is present in many software development projects. As time-pressure is linked to human emotions and productivity, a key question for this research arises: Can one measure the impact of time pressure on a software project? In particular, every software project leaves its traces in the form of software repositories that store a project's full history of source code changes, bug reports, code review reports, mailing list communication, etc. If time pressure increases productivity in the development or negative emotions during code review, this could be identified from the corresponding software repositories. This project analyzes large open source repositories, e.g., Linux Kernel and Mozilla Firefox.