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dc.contributor.author Beecham, Sarah
dc.contributor.author O'Leary, Pádraig
dc.contributor.author Richardson, Ita
dc.contributor.author Baker, Sean
dc.contributor.author Noll, John
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-10T16:20:10Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-10T16:20:10Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3369
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Twelve years ago a group of practitioners and researchers came together to try to solve problems relating specifically to Global Software Engineering (GSE) practice. This paper aims to assess whether the many hundreds of GSE research papers written over this period have had an impact on practice. We conducted semi-structured interviews with senior managers and project managers from ten companies, four of which are large multinationals (three in Fortune 100); four are medium sized enterprises, and two are small startups. GSE research is perceived as useful by industry with all participants stating that studying the subject would improve GSE performance; but all were unanimous in saying they did not read articles on GSE. Practitioners go to books, blogs, colleagues, forums, experience reports of 1-2 pages in length, or depend on their own experience to solve problems in GSE. Controversially, many didn’t see GSE as separate from general project management. Practitioners don’t want frameworks; they want patterns of context specific help. While dissemination techniques need to be improved, that is not sufficient. Experience-based advice is just as important. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher IEEE Computer Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 8th IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE '13);
dc.rights “© 2013 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 global software development en_US
dc.subject global software engineering en_US
dc.subject empirical research en_US
dc.subject theory and practice en_US
dc.subject research dissemination en_US
dc.subject practitioner en_US
dc.subject experience en_US
dc.title Who are we doing global software engineering research for? 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 EI en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.relation.projectid CF20122753Y en_US
dc.relation.projectid 10/CE/I1855
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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