A Canvas for Establishing Global Software Development Collaborations

Inna Smirnova, Jürgen Münch, Michael Stupperich

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There is an increasing need and interest for organizations to collaborate with internal and external partners on a global scale for creating software-based products and services. Potential risks and different strategies need to be addressed when setting up such collaborations. Aspects such as cultural and social features, coordination, infrastructure, organizational change processes, or communication issues need to be con- sidered. Although there are already experiences available with respect to setting up global collaborations, they mainly focus on specific areas. It is dicult for companies to quickly assess if they have considered all rele- vant aspects. An overall aid that guides companies in systematically setting up global collaborations is widely missing. In this paper we present a study based on the snowballing method as a systematic approach to literature review. Based on this literature review and inputs from indus- try we investigated what aspects and practices need to be considered when establishing global software development collaborations and how to prioritize them. Based on that we created activity roadmaps that aggregate existing experiences. Reported experiences were structured into nine main aspects each containing extracted successful practices for set- ting up global software development collaborations. As a result we came up with an initial version of a canvas that is proposed as guidance for companies for setting up global collaborations in the software development domain.
Titel på gästpublikationInformation and Software Technologies : 20th International Conference, ICIST 2014, Druskininkai, Lithuania, October 9-10, 2014. Proceedings
RedaktörerGiedre Dregvaite, Robertas Damasevicius
Antal sidor21
FörlagSpringer International Publishing AG
ISBN (tryckt)978-3-319-11957-1
ISBN (elektroniskt)978-3-319-11958-8
StatusPublicerad - 2014
MoE-publikationstypA4 Artikel i en konferenspublikation
EvenemangInternational Conference on Information and Software Technologies - Druskininkai, Litauen
Varaktighet: 9 okt 201410 okt 2014
Konferensnummer: 20 (ICIST)


NamnCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (tryckt)1865-0929
ISSN (elektroniskt)1865-0937

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