Effects of geographical, socio-cultural and temporal distances on communication in global software development during Requirements Change Management : A pilot study

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationENASE 2015 - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering
PublisherSciTePress
Pages159-168
ISBN (Print)9789897581007
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Conference

Title10th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering, ENASE 2015
PlaceSpain
CityBarcelona
Period29 - 30 April 2015

Abstract

Trend of software development is changing rapidly most of the software development organizations are trying to globalize their activities throughout the world. This trend leads towards a phenomenon called Global Software Development (GSD). The main reason behind the software globalization is its various benefits. Besides these benefits, software organizations are facing various challenges. One of these challenges is communication which is considered a big challenge in GSD and it becomes more complicated during the Requirements Change Management (RCM) process due to three factors, they are Geographical, Socio-cultural and Temporal distances. This paper presents a framework which shows the effect of these factors on communication during RCM process in GSD. Communication is the core function of collaboration which allows information to be exchanged between the team members. A pilot study has been conducted in three GSD organizations. A quantitative research method has been used to collect data. The findings from the survey data show that these three factors have a strong negative impact on communication process in GSD.

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  • Communication, Framework, Geographical, Global software development, Requirements Change Management, Socio-cultural, Temporal

Citation Format(s)

Effects of geographical, socio-cultural and temporal distances on communication in global software development during Requirements Change Management : A pilot study. / Khan, Arif Ali; Keung, Jacky; Hussain, Shahid; Bennin, Kwabena Ebo.

ENASE 2015 - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering. SciTePress, 2015. p. 159-168.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)