Dr. Franz Zieris

Franz Zieris

I conduct empirical research in software engineering. I am mostly interested in understanding human factors with qualitative research approaches, such as Grounded Theory Methodology. I hold a PhD in computer science from Freie Universität Berlin, where I am also currently an adjunct member of the Software Engineering research group.

News
Ernst Denert Software Engineering Award 2020

2021-02-26 I received the Ernst Denert Software Engineering Award 2020 for my PhD thesis!

Presenting @ SE'21

2021-02-25 Today, I presented our ICSE'20 paper "Explaining Pair Programming Session Dynamics from Knowledge Gaps" at the German Software Engineering conference (SE). Here are the slides.

Acceptance for ICSE 2021 (NIER Track)

2021-01-21 Our paper "Two Elements of Pair Programming Skill" was accepted for the NIER track (New Ideas and Emerging Results) at ICSE 2021 (International Conference of Software Engineering). The preprint is available on arXiv.

Publications

2021

Two Elements of Pair Programming Skill

Franz Zieris, Lutz Prechelt
Peer-reviewed conference article at ICSE'21 (NIER).
In: Proceedings of the 43rd International Conference on Software Engineering (2021)

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PP-ind: A Repository of Industrial Pair Programming Research Data

Franz Zieris, Lutz Prechelt
Dataset.
Zenodo (2021). DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4529142

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Explaining Pair Programming Session Dynamics from Knowledge Gaps

Franz Zieris, Lutz Prechelt
Extended abstract of Explaining Pair Programming Session Dynamics from Knowledge Gaps from ICSE'20 presented at SE'21.
In: Sofware Engineering 2021, Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V., pp. 121–122 (2021). DOI: 10.18420/SE2021_48

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2020

Qualitative Analysis of Knowledge Transfer in Pair Programming

PhD thesis.
Freie Universität Berlin (2020). DOI: 10.17169/refubium-28718

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Explaining Pair Programming Session Dynamics from Knowledge Gaps

Franz Zieris, Lutz Prechelt
Peer-reviewed conference article at ICSE'20.
In: Proceedings of the 42nd International Conference on Software Engineering, ACM, pp. 421–432 (2020). DOI: 10.1145/3377811.3380925

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PP-ind: Description of a Repository of Industrial Pair Programming Research Data

Franz Zieris, Lutz Prechelt
Technical report.
arXiv:2002.03121v5 [cs.SE] (2020)

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When Grounded Theory is Not Enough: Additions for Video-Based Analyses of Software Engineering Process Phenomena

Franz Zieris
Workshop contribution at SE'20 (Track: Forschungsmethoden im Software Engineering).
In: Software Engineering 2020, Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V., pp. 153–154 (2020). DOI: 10.18420/SE2020_47

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2019

Does Pair Programming Pay Off?

Franz Zieris, Lutz Prechelt
Book chapter.
In: Rethinking Productivity in Software Engineering, Apress (2019). DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4842-4221-6_21

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2018

Quality Experience: A Grounded Theory of Successful Agile Projects without Dedicated Testers

Lutz Prechelt, Holger Schmeisky, Franz Zieris
Extended abstract of Quality Experience: A Grounded Theory of Successful Agile Projects without Dedicated Testers from ICSE'16 presented at SE'18.
In: Software Engineering und Software Management 2018, Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V., pp. 79–80 (2018). URL: https://dl.gi.de/handle/20.500.12116/21129

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Observations on Knowledge Transfer of Professional Software Developers During Pair Programming

Franz Zieris, Lutz Prechelt
Extended abstract of Observations on Knowledge Transfer of Professional Software Developers During Pair Programming from ICSE'16 (SEIP) presented at SE'18.
In: Software Engineering und Software Management 2018, Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V., pp. 127–128 (2018). URL: https://dl.gi.de/handle/20.500.12116/21128

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2016

Quality Experience: A Grounded Theory of Successful Agile Projects without Dedicated Testers

Lutz Prechelt, Holger Schmeisky, Franz Zieris
Peer-reviewed conference article at ICSE'16.
In: Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Software Engineering, ACM, pp. 1017–1027 (2016). DOI: 10.1145/2884781.2884789

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Observations on Knowledge Transfer of Professional Software Developers During Pair Programming

Franz Zieris, Lutz Prechelt
Peer-reviewed conference article at ICSE'16 (SEIP).
In: Proceedings of the 38th International Conference on Software Engineering Companion, ACM, pp. 242–250 (2016). DOI: 10.1145/2889160.2889249

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On the randori training dynamics

Bernardo Estácio, Franz Zieris, Lutz Prechelt, Rafael Prikladnicki
Workshop contribution at CHASE'16.
In: Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering, ACM Press, pp. 44–47 (2016). DOI: 10.1145/2897586.2897603

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2015

Difficulty Factors of Obtaining Access for Empirical Studies in Industry

Lutz Prechelt, Franz Zieris, Holger Schmeisky
Workshop contribution at CESI'15.
In: 2015 IEEE/ACM 3rd International Workshop on Conducting Empirical Studies in Industry, IEEE, pp. 19–25 (2015). DOI: 10.1109/cesi.2015.11

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Qualitative Analysis of Knowledge Transfer in Pair Programming

Franz Zieris
Workshop contribution at ICSE'15 (Doctoral Symposium).
In: 2015 IEEE/ACM 37th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering, IEEE, pp. 855–858 (2015). DOI: 10.1109/icse.2015.277

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On Knowledge Transfer Skill in Pair Programming

Franz Zieris, Lutz Prechelt
Extended abstract of On Knowledge Transfer Skill in Pair Programming from ESEM'14 presented at SE'15.
In: Software Engineering und Management 2015, Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V., pp. 67–68 (2015). URL: https://dl.gi.de/handle/20.500.12116/2491

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2014

On Knowledge Transfer Skill in Pair Programming

Franz Zieris, Lutz Prechelt
Peer-reviewed conference article at ESEM'14.
In: Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement, ACM, pp. 11:1–11:10 (2014). DOI: 10.1145/2652524.2652529

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2013

Liberating Pair Programming Research from the Oppressive Driver/Observer Regime

Stephan Salinger, Franz Zieris, Lutz Prechelt
Peer-reviewed conference article at ICSE'13 (NIER).
In: Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Software Engineering, IEEE, pp. 1201–1204 (2013). DOI: 10.1109/ICSE.2013.6606678

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Doing Scrum Rather Than Being Agile: A Case Study on Actual Nearshoring Practices

Franz Zieris, Stephan Salinger
Peer-reviewed conference article at ICGSE'13.
In: Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE 8th International Conference on Global Software Engineering, IEEE, pp. 144–153 (2013). DOI: 10.1109/ICGSE.2013.26

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