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Coordination of software development teams across organizational boundary – An exploratory study

Coordination of software development teams across organizational boundary – An exploratory study

Kategori
Vitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel
Sammendrag
Coordinating teams across geographical, temporal and cultural boundaries has been identified as a critical task to achieve the success of global software projects. Organizational boundary is another dimension of global distribution, which is a less visible but equally important factor that influences team coordination. This study investigates attributes of the organizational boundary that inhibits coordination and development activities. Besides, we explore a set of effective coordination practices to overcome organizational boundary. The data were collected from two projects involving four different software development organizations. We found that the variety on collaboration policy, team organization, engineering process, and development practices contributes to extra coordination efforts, insufficient communication, team awareness and mistrust. The study also highlights that coordination practices, such as face-to-face contact, process synchronization and shared collaborative development are compulsory but not sufficient for effective team coordination across organizational boundary.
Språk
Engelsk
Forfatter(e)
  • Anh Nguyen Duc
  • Daniela Soares Cruzes
Institusjon(er)
  • Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
  • SINTEF Digital / Software Engineering, Safety and Security
År
Forlag
IEEE conference proceedings
Bok
2013 IEEE 8th International Conference on Global Software Engineering : Bari, 26-29 Aug. 2013
ISBN
978-0-7695-5057-2
Side(r)
216 - 225