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Tactical approaches for alleviating distance in global software development

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2 Author(s)
Carmel, E. ; Sch. of Bus., American Univ., Washington, DC, USA ; Agarwal, R.

To overcome the problem of distance in global software development, various managers are experimenting and quickly adjusting their tactical approaches. We discuss some emerging approaches and explain their motivations from conceptual and practical perspectives. The most intuitive approach for alleviating distance is to apply communication technologies, but this is not our focus. Rather, we examine tactics that go beyond communication technologies, tactics aimed at reducing intensive collaboration, national and organizational cultural differences, and temporal distance

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Software, IEEE  (Volume:18 ,  Issue: 2 )