Dean's Seminar Series: Improving Software Development Productivity Minute-by-Minute

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Event Details

15 Apr 2019 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Level 7, 30 Collins St Melbourne 3004


Everyone seems to want more software developed and produced faster. Yet simply ramping up the number of individuals able to produce software is not sufficient; it is also important to improve the productivity of the software developers. But, what is software development productivity anyway? When do software developers consider themselves productive? What friction exists in software development that lowers productivity? In this workshop, we will discuss recent studies about software development productivity from the eye of developers and interactively discuss directions to improve software development productivity in your own organization.


In this session, we will:

  • Hear about global trends and innovations in software development.
  • Be presented with findings from recent studies on software development productivity from the eye of developers.
  • Understand which tools hinder the efficiency of software development.
  • Discover tools to increase software development productivity in your organisation.

A light lunch will be provided upon arrival.

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Speaker bio

Gail Murphy

Gail C. Murphy is a Professor of Computer Science and Vice-President Research and Innovation at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver Canada. She is also a co-founder and Director at Tasktop Technologies Inc. SHer research interests are in improving the productivity of software developers and knowledge workers by giving them tools to identify, manage and coordinate the information that really matters for their work. In recognition of her research, Gail has been a keynote speaker at several software engineering conferences. She has received international awards, such as the IEEE Harlan J. Mills Award and the AITO Dahl-Nygaard Junior Prize. Most notably, Gail was elected to be a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and is also an ACM fellow.

Event Contact

Sal Lokvancic