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Global software development and collaboration : barriers and solutions

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Show simple item record Noll, John Beecham, Sarah Richardson, Ita 2011-01-26T14:11:49Z 2011-01-26T14:11:49Z 2010
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract While organisations recognise the advantages offered by global software development, there are many socio-technical barriers that affect successful collaboration in this inter-cultural environment. In this paper we present a review of the global software development literature where we highlight collaboration problems experienced by a cross-section of organisations in twenty-six studies. We also look at the literature to answer how organisations are over- coming these barriers in practice. We build on our previous study on global software development where we define collaboration as four practices related to agreeing, allocating, and planning goals, objectives, and tasks among distributed teams. We found that the key barriers to collaboration are geographic, temporal, cultural, and linguistic distance; the primary solutions to overcoming these barriers include site visits, synchronous communication technology, and knowledge sharing infrastructure to capture implicit knowledge and make it explicit. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Association for Computing Machinery en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ACM Inroads;1/ 3/ pp. 66-78
dc.subject global software development en_US
dc.subject global software engineering en_US
dc.subject virtual teams en_US
dc.subject collaboration en_US
dc.subject inter-cultural organizations en_US
dc.title Global software development and collaboration : barriers and solutions en_US
dc.type Article 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
dc.relation.projectid 03/CE2/I303_1

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