Growth of newcomer competence: challenges of globalization

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Growth of newcomer competence: challenges of globalization
The transfer of entire projects to offshore locations, the aging and renewal of core developers in legacy products, the recruiting in fast growing Internet companies, and the participation in open source projects, present similar challenges of rapidly increasing newcomer competence in software projects. In particular, culture differences, communication complexity, and the rapid influx of developers with little or no project knowledge common in these phenomena pose practical and research questions for software engineering. For example, how do different cultures impact project learning? Are there best practices for competenceenhancing communication? How to learn from the experiences of top developers to improve the training of newcomers? What resources and tools can be provided to help newcomers learn faster and become more productive? These questions sketch a project-learning-focused agenda needed to address outlined challenges. We propose how emerging measurement methods utilizing ric...
Minghui Zhou, Audris Mockus
Added 15 Feb 2011
Updated 15 Feb 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Authors Minghui Zhou, Audris Mockus
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