School of Computing

Software Engineering

Software engineering research entails investigation and application of software engineering principles to the design, development, maintenance, testing, and evaluation of the software and systems. Software engineering research also include software project management. 

Members of the software engineering team have published research in the specific dimensions of software engineering such as:

  • Agile methodologies;
  • Agile approach to cloud computing;
  • Software project management;
  • Software quality assurance and testing
  • Soft skills in software development project

Some of the research that is recently published in the Software engineering group take a social science approach to software engineering such as communities of development, socially relevant computing, and knowledge conversion in software development project. 


Active members of this group:

  • Ephraim Bogopa
  • Annie Mathew
  • Lindelani Nxumalo

  • Publications

    This page is not necessarily up to date.

    JOURNAL PUBLICATION/S

    Chiyangwa, T B; Mnkandla, E (2018)
    Agile Methodology Use And Its Outcome: Moderating Role Of Perceived Compatibility.
    South African Computer Journal

    Mihret A Teklemariam ; Mnkandla, E (2017)
    Software Project Risk Management Practice In Ethiopia
    Electronic journal of information systems in developing countries (EJISDC)
    (79) 7
    pp 1-14

    Mnkandla, E; Ansie Minnaar (2017)
    The Use Of Social Media In E-learning – A Metasynthesis
    The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL)
    (18) 5
    pp 227-248

    Yanda Sebega; Mnkandla, E (2017)
    Exploring Issues In Agile Requirements Engineering In The South African Software Industry
    The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC)
    (81) 5
    pp 1-18

    Chiyangwa, T B; Mnkandla, E (2017)
    Modelling The Critical Success Factors Of Agile Software Development Projects In South Africa
    South African Journal of Information Management
    (19) 1
    pp 1-8

    MURAGSWT; Mnkandla, E (2017)
    Challenges Facing The Use Of Mobile Applications For E-commerce In Kenya’s Manufacturing Industry
    Electronic journal of information systems in developing countries (EJISDC)
    (83) 1
    pp 1-25

    PEER REVIEWED CONFERENCE PROCEEDING PUBLICATION/S

    Ridewaan Hanslo; Mnkandla, E (2018)
    Scrum Adoption Challenges Detection Model: Sacdm
    The Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS) (LASD'18)
    Poznan, Poland

    Abdel Kader Doukoure Gaoussou; Mnkandla, E (2018)
    Managing Agile And Dev-ops Activities Through A Consolidated Web Portal: South African Case Study
    11th IADIS International Conference on Information Systems (IS 2018)
    Lisbon, Portugal
    pp 121-128

    Robert Hans ; Mnkandla, E (2018)
    Factors Which May Impede Good Project Management Practices In South African Ict Organizations (accepted)
    ProjMAN 2018 - International Conference on Project Management
    Lisbon, Portugal

    Masombuka, T; Mnkandla, E (2018)
    A Devops Collaboration Culture Acceptance Model (accepted)
    SAICSIT 2018
    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

    Abdel Kader Doukoure Gaoussou; Mnkandla, E (2018)
    Facilitating The Management Of Agile And Devops Activities: Implementation Of An Agile Data Consolidator
    International Conference on Advances in Big Data, Computing and Data Communication Systems (icABCD 2018)
    Durban, South Africa
    pp 32-37

    Osden Jokonya ; Nehemaih Mavetera ; Mnkandla, E; Mentz, JC (2018)
    An Evaluation Of The Maturity Level Of An Organization After The Adoption Of Scaled Agile Framework (safe)
    4th African Conference on Information Systems & Technology (ACIST 2018)
    Cape Town
    2467-8988
    pp 210-220

    Robert Hans ; Mnkandla, E (2017)
    A Descriptive Analytics Tool For Improving Project Human Resource Management: The Importance Of Discerning A Project Team Member’s Sentiments
    IEEE AFRICON 2017
    Cape Town, South Africa

    Tavengwa Masamha ; Mnkandla, E; Absalom Jaison (2017)
    Logistic Regression Analysis Of Information And Communication Technology Projects: A Focus On Computer Networking Projects
    IEEE AFRICON 2017
    Cape Town, South Africa

    Bongeka Mpofu ; Mnkandla, E (2017)
    Defect Prediction Based On Maximal Information Coefficient And Fast Correlation Based Filter Feature Selection
    Second International Conference on the Internet, Cyber Security and Information Systems (ICICIS 2017)
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    University of Johannesburg
    pp 139-145

    Bongeka Mpofu; Mnkandla, E (2016)
    Software Defect Prediction On A Search Engine Software Using Process Metrics
    Durban, South Africa
    987-1-5090-2576-6
    pp 236-241

    Fezile Matsebula; Mnkandla, E (2016)
    Information Systems Innovation Adoption In Higher Education: Big Data And Analytics
    International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communication & Engneering (ICACCE 2016)
    Durban, South Africa
    987-1-5090-2576-6
    pp 349-353

    Robert Hans; Mnkandla, E (2016)
    Work In Progress – Design And Development Of A Project Management Intelligence (pmint) Tool
    Durban, South Africa
    987-1-5090-2576-6
    pp 313-319

    Gardner Mwansa; Mnkandla, E (2016)
    Factors Influencing The Migration Of Agile Developers To Cloud Environment In South Africa
    Durban, South Africa
    987-1-5090-2576-6
    pp 52-57

    Lavanya Balasubramanian; Mnkandla, E (2016)
    An Evaluation To Determine The Extent And Level Of Agile Software Development Methodology Adoption And Implementation In The Botswana Software Development Industry
    Durban, South Africa
    987-1-5090-2576-6
    pp pp 343-348

    Abdel Kader Doukoure Gaoussou; Mnkandla, E Facilitating The Management Of Agile And Devops Activities: Implementation Of An Agile Data Consolidator
    International Conference on Advances in Big Data, Computing and Data Communication Systems (icABCD 2018)
    Durban, South Africa


    THESIS/DISSERTATION PUBLICATION/S

    Dongmo, C (2016)
    Formalising Non-functional Requirements Embedded In User Requirements Notation (urn) Models
    Ph.D, Unisa