Coping Strategies for Temporal, Geographical and Sociocultural Distances in Agile GSD: A Case Study
Paper in proceedings, 2019

Globally distributed software development teams face a number of challenges in their work that are associated with temporal, geographical and sociocultural distances. This case study explores the relationship between agile practices and these three distances in global software development. Data were collected by interviews and secondary data analysis. The results show that the three distances affect agile practices and the case team modifies the agile practices accordingly. Agile practices, in turn, affect the three distances by reducing communication, control and coordination challenges. Non-Agile coping strategies such as specialised communication strategies also play an important role to alleviate the effects of the different distances.

Agile Software Development

Global Software Development

Distances

Author

David Marcell Szabo

University of Gothenburg

Jan-Philipp Steghöfer

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Software Engineering (Chalmers), Software Engineering for People, Architecture, Requirements and Traceability

University of Gothenburg

Proceedings - 2019 IEEE/ACM 41st International Conference on Software Engineering: Software Engineering in Practice, ICSE-SEIP 2019

161-170 8804448

41st IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering: Software Engineering in Practice, ICSE-SEIP 2019
Montreal, Canada,

Subject Categories

Other Computer and Information Science

Software Engineering

Communication Studies

DOI

10.1109/ICSE-SEIP.2019.00025

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