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Global software development challenges: a case study on temporal,geographical and socio-cultural distance.

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Show simple item record Holmstrom Olsson, Helena Ó Conchúir, Eoin Agerfalk, Par J. Fitzgerald, Brian 2012-03-08T16:04:56Z 2012-03-08T16:04:56Z 2006
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Global software development (GSD) is a phenomenon that is receiving considerable interest from companies all over the world. In GSD, stakeholders from different national and organizational cultures are involved in developing software and the many benefits include access to a large labour pool, cost advantage and round-the-clock development. However, GSD is technologically and organizationally complex and presents a variety of challenges to be managed by the software development team. In particular, temporal, geographical and socio-cultural distances impose problems not experienced in traditional systems development. In this paper, we present findings from a case study in which we explore the particular challenges associated with managing GSD. Our study also reveals some of the solutions that are used to deal with these challenges. We do so by empirical investigation at three US based GSD companies operating in Ireland. Based on qualitative interviews we present challenges related to temporal, geographical and socio-cultural distance. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher IEEE Computer Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Conference on Information Systems;16-19 October
dc.rights “© 2006 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works en_US
dc.subject geographical and socio-cultural distance en_US
dc.subject global software development en_US
dc.title Global software development challenges: a case study on temporal,geographical and socio-cultural distance. en_US
dc.type Conference item en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI

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