2006 IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE'06)

16-19 Oct. 2006

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  • IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering - Cover

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  • IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering - Title

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  • IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering - Copyright

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  • IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering - Table of contents

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  • Welcome

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  • Executive Committee

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  • Conference organizers

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  • Program Committee Members

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  • Keynote Talks

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  • Global Software Development Challenges: A Case Study on Temporal, Geographical and Socio-Cultural Distance

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):3 - 11
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    Global software development (GSD) is a phenomenon that is receiving considerable interest from companies all over the world. In GSD, stakeholders from different national and organizational cultures are involved in developing software and the many benefits include access to a large labour pool, cost advantage and round-the-clock development. However, GSD is technologically and organizationally comp... View full abstract»

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  • Outsourcing Decisions and Models - Some Practical Considerations for Large Organizations

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):12 - 17
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    Outsourcing has recently spurred broad discussions due to the relatively high failure rate of outsourced activities. To analyze how organizations can increase their success rate of outsourcing activities, the authors take a two-prong approach to the outsourcing decision and execution process, covering the "why" and "how to" outsource. To determine the optimal setup, the authors introduce six outso... View full abstract»

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  • A Reference Model for Global Software Development: Findings from a Case Study

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):18 - 28
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    The purpose of this paper is to present a reference model for global software development, based on the results found in a case study conducted in two software development units from multinational organizations located in Brazil. A preliminary description of this model was originally published in 2004. In this paper, we present the reference model in detail, improving the description and discussin... View full abstract»

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  • Blocks and Enablers for Global Software Engineering Projects

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 29
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    Global software engineering is of growing importance due to reasons of skills, load balancing, response time, local presence and efficiency. However, many GSE projects have run into roadblocks with severe performance impacts. Working in a global context obviously has advantages but also drawbacks. While the positive side accounts for time-zone effectiveness or reduced cost in various countries, we... View full abstract»

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  • Project Management within Virtual Software Teams

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):33 - 42
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    When implementing software development in a global environment, a popular strategy is the establishment of virtual teams. The objective of this paper is to examine the effective project management of this type of team. In the virtual team environment problems arise due to the collaborative nature of software development and the impact distance introduces. Distance specifically impacts coordination... View full abstract»

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  • Comparison of Selected Survey Instruments for Software Team Communication Research

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):43 - 54
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    One of the factors that influence task productivity is communication pertaining to task, resources, and organizational issues. The objective of this research is to explore the availability of validated survey instruments in the area of organizational and team communication and assess their applicability in software development team research. Based on past studies, we have selected six comprehensiv... View full abstract»

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  • Cultural Differences in Temporal Perceptions and its Application to Running Efficient Global Software Teams

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):55 - 61
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    Global software development has been found to be a difficult undertaking, in particular, when members of a single team are not co-located. Studies have looked at the impact of different cultural backgrounds, communication structures and temporal distance on the team's effectiveness. This research proposes to examine the impact of culturally based perceptions of time. A gap analysis is proposed to ... View full abstract»

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  • Delegation in Virtual Team: the Moderating Effects of Team Maturity and Team Distance

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):62 - 68
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    Virtual teams are becoming an important work structure in software development projects. However, a number of issues arise due to the complexity and newness of the virtual team context. One such issue relates to when and how team leaders should delegate authority and responsibility to the team. Previous studies have yielded conflicting results. This work aims to answer this question about delegati... View full abstract»

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  • Requirements Engineering in Distributed Projects

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 69
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    Due to its communication and collaborationintensive nature, processes of requirements engineering (RE) become one of the key challenges in distributed software development. The reality of distributed projects is that cross-functional stakeholder groups are tasked with specifying and managing requirements across cultural, time-zone and organizational boundaries. This creates an unique set of proble... View full abstract»

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  • Success of Offshore Relationships: Engineering team structures

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):73 - 82
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    According to a recent NASSCOM-McKinsey report, the top reasons of unsuccessful off-shoring include: Inadequate preparedness and execution by client, Low onsite team morale and support, Onshore-offshore coordination and Miscommunication and cultural issues. The structure of the offshore team has a bearing on each of these. This paper compares two offshore structuring models, one being, organizing e... View full abstract»

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  • Managing Software Performance in the Globally Distributed Software Development Paradigm

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):83 - 91
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    The information technology (IT) industry continues to lose close to GBP 45 billion each year as a result of under per forming applications. Our observations, while troubleshooting a number of projects on performance related issues, has been that the root cause for most of these problems lies in shortcomings at the requirements engineering, architecture and design or system integration testing phas... View full abstract»

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  • IT Application Assessment Model for Global Software Development

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):92 - 100
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    In the technology enabled globalizing world with shrinking margins, IT offshore outsourcing is a well established practice in global software development. This is in line with the strategy of focusing only on core businesses of the enterprises. Despite this increasingly popular trend, the initial expectations of cost reduction of offshore outsourcing are not realized. Typically many hidden costs, ... View full abstract»

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  • Culture and Shared Understanding in Distributed Requirements Engineering

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):101 - 108
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    Developing requirements for large software systems requires continuous and effective coordination of tasks, resources, and people. Research in team cognition suggests that the traditional input-process-output model is insufficient for the level of coordination needed in the development of such large systems. Coordination in these projects is greatly affected by human and behavioural factors, relyi... View full abstract»

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  • Could Global Software Development Benefit from Agile Methods?

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):109 - 113
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    At first glance, agile methods and global software development might seem incompatible. Agile methods stress continuous face-to-face communication, whereas communication has been reported as the biggest problem of global software development. One challenge to solve is how to apply agile practices in settings where continuous face-to-face interaction is missing. However, agile methods have been suc... View full abstract»

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  • Collaborative International Usability Testing: Moving from Document-based Reporting to Information Object Sharing

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):114 - 118
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    Usability testing is an activity that has traditionally been carried out in specialized labs in a specific geographical location. As test subjects tend to be drawn from the community in which the lab is located, problems can occur in identifying design issues related to people in other countries. This paper examines Internet-based approaches to the execution of remote usability tests and the colle... View full abstract»

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  • Collaborative Software Engineering with a Digital Ecosystem

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):119 - 126
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    Adaptation to changing requirements is one of the predominant challenges in distributed development. Software projects exceeding certain scales cannot be addressed by small-sized companies because of the incapability of meeting the financial guarantees and also because of staffing problems. In spite of their advantage of being more flexible, small companies when teaming up are usually overextended... View full abstract»

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