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New Forms of Work in the Light of Globalization in Software Development
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2009 (English)In: Infonomics for Distributed Business and Decision-Making Environments: Creating Information System Ecology / [ed] Pankowska, Malgorzata; Adamiecki, Karol, Business Science Reference , 2009Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Globalization in software development introduced significant changes in the way organizations operate today. Software is nowadays produced by team members from geographically, temporally and culturally remote sites. Organizations seek for benefits that global market offers and face new challenges. Naturally resistant to change, these organizations often do not realize necessity for tailoring existing methods for distributed collaboration. Our empirical investigation shows a great variety in the ways organizations distribute responsibilities across remote sites and conclude that these can be divided into two main categories: joint collaboration that requires investments in team building and independent collaboration that requires investments in knowledge management and transfer. Finally we discuss practices that are applied in industry to overcome these challenges and emphasize necessity to fully understand the pros and cons of different ways to organize distributed software projects before starting a project in this new environment.

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Business Science Reference , 2009.
Keyword [en]
Global software engineering, Outsourcing, Offshoring, Forms of work, Collaboration models
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Software Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-8067Local ID: 978-1-60566-890-1OAI: diva2:835754
Release october 2009Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2009-06-02 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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