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Uncovering the reality within virtual software team

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dc.contributor.author Casey, Valentine
dc.contributor.author Richardson, Ita
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-23T10:27:52Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-23T10:27:52Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2385
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract To support software development globalisation, organisations are increasingly implementing virtual team strategies. However, these teams have to work within the confines of the factors which distance introduces, thus not always allowing effective coordination, visibility, communication and cooperation to take place. The successful implementation and management of such teams must be done differently to those at single-site locations. To establish what factors significantly affect the implementation of virtual teams, the authors carried out qualitative research in two organisations in Ireland. Results from this research demonstrate that many factors are reality for those involved in global software development. In this paper we present five of these factors and discuss the impact these had on the virtual teams. These five are: use of communication tools, project management, process engineering, technical ability and knowledge transfer and motivational issues. If these are not explicitly addressed by management it can lead to serious problems. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Association for Computing Machinery en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries GSD '06 Proceedings of the 2006 international workshop on Global software development for the practitioner;pp. 66-72
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1138506.1138523
dc.rights "© ACM, 2006. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in GSD '06 Proceedings of the 2006 international workshop on Global software development for the practitioner, pp. 66-72. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1138506.1138523 en_US
dc.subject communication tools en_US
dc.subject project management en_US
dc.subject process engineering en_US
dc.subject technical ability en_US
dc.subject knowledge transfer en_US
dc.subject motivational issues en_US
dc.subject virtual teams en_US
dc.title Uncovering the reality within virtual software team en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.authorcontactother ita.richardson@lero.ie
dc.internal.authorcontactother val.casey@dkit.ie

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