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Communication networks in geographically distributed software development

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Communication networks in geographically distributed software development
In this paper, we seek to shed light on how communication networks in geographically distributed projects evolve in order to address the limits of the modular design strategy. We collected data from a geographically distributed software development project covering 39 months of activity. Our analysis showed that over time a group of developers emerge as the liaisons between formal teams and geographical locations. In addition to handling the communication and coordination load across teams and locations, those engineers contributed the most to the development effort. Author Keywords Coordination, Geographically Distributed Product Development, Social Network Analysis, Collaboration Tools. ACM Classification Keywords D.2.9 [Software Engineering]: Management
Marcelo Cataldo, James D. Herbsleb
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where CSCW
Authors Marcelo Cataldo, James D. Herbsleb
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