Yes, I admit it, I did something very silly and earned a PhD. It seemed like a good idea at the time. It was how I managed my mid-life crisis and probably explains why I need to use 100 words to express what any rational person could express in 10.
Reconciling Perspectives is a substantive theory of how people manage the process of software development. We used classical grounded theory (Glaser and Strauss) to learn software developer’s primary concern and how they resolved that concern. Their primary concern? Getting everyone on the same page – alignment. The following YouTube video is a re-enactment of my defence. No I did not wear that shirt to my defence.
Andrew Parker, a colleague of mine did a very nice presention of my dissertation to his user group in London. I was amazed and delighted that someone actually found my research interesting.