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|Title:||How can agile practices minimize global software development co-ordination risks?|
|Citation:||Software Process Improvement: 16th European Conference, EuroSPI 2009, Alcala (Madrid), Spain, September 2-4, 2009. Proceedings, 2009 / O’Connor, R., Baddoo, N., Cuadrago Gallego, J., Muslera, R., Smolander, K., Messnarz, R. (ed./s), vol.42, pp.81-92|
|Series/Report no.:||Communications in Computer and Information Science; vol. 42|
|Conference Name:||16th European Conference, EuroSPI 2009 (02 Sep 2009 - 04 Sep 2009 : Madrid, Spain)|
|Emam Hossain, Muhammad Ali Babar, and June Verner|
|Abstract:||The distribution of project stakeholders in Global Software Development (GSD) projects provides significant risks related to project communication, coordination and control processes. There is growing interest in applying agile practices in GSD projects in order to leverage the advantages of both approaches. In some cases, GSD project managers use agile practices to reduce project distribution challenges. We use an existing coordination framework to identify GSD coordination problems due to temporal, geographical and socio-cultural distances. An industry-based case study is used to describe, explore and explain the use of agile practices to reduce development coordination challenges.|
|Keywords:||Agile; Global Software Development; Coordinating Mechanisms|
|Rights:||© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009|
|Appears in Collections:||Computer Science publications|
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