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Software Development Process and Covid-19 in SME

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2021
Tomaž Kokot, Matej Mertik

Tomaž Kokot and Matej Mertik. Software Development Process and Covid-19 in SME. International Journal of Computer Applications 183(38):8-12, November 2021. BibTeX

	author = {Tomaž Kokot and Matej Mertik},
	title = {Software Development Process and Covid-19 in SME},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {November 2021},
	volume = {183},
	number = {38},
	month = {Nov},
	year = {2021},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {8-12},
	numpages = {5},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2021921777},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


During 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted labor markets globally. It came suddenly and unexpectedly and caused a major shift in the work environment. Employees who normally worked in the office until they were forced to do their work from home. In this paper we have studied how working from home in COVID-19 affects the software development process based on study in Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) in software development with 30 employed software engineers. The advantages of doing work from home and the challenges that these employees most often faced were collected and analyzed based on survey questionary and analysis. Following, the results and interpretation are shown, where we show a way to better understanding how to adapt and upgrade the work process in software engineering based on lessons learned and experiences gained in lock down period. We show an insight to better understanding of working from home characteristics, what we face in such work and whether it is an appropriate approach to develop a new working methodology in post pandemic economy.


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Working from home, Covid-19, software development, SME