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Software Quality as Influenced by Informational Diversity, Task Conflict, and Learning in Project Teams

Ting-Peng Liang, James Jiang, Gary S Klein, Julie Yu-Chih Liu
2010 IEEE transactions on engineering management  
Index Terms-Informational diversity, learning, project management, project teams, relationship conflict, software development, task conflict.  ...  Task-related conflict should, in turn, create learning opportunities, which will provide the spark needed to improve the quality of the software generated by a project team.  ...  Data from both project team managers and team members are needed to gain a snapshot of the diversity in the whole team as well as the process characteristics and software quality.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tem.2009.2033049 fatcat:fkxvlntgvfefdeyk3h3ky7jsz4

Effect of team diversity on software project performance

Ting‐Peng Liang, Chih‐Chung Liu, Tse‐Min Lin, Binshan Lin
2007 Industrial management & data systems  
Purpose -This research seeks to investigate the relationship between knowledge diversity (KD) in software teams and project performance.  ...  Practical implications -This research concludes that KD is beneficial and that VD is harmful to project outcome in software development.  ...  These findings will help decision makers manage software projects by selecting appropriate team members and effectively managing diversity in workgroups for project success.  ... 
doi:10.1108/02635570710750408 fatcat:muhv4wuhjvc2jbou6flegio3aq

Culture in Global Software Development - A Weakness or Strength?

Sadhana Deshpande, Ita Richardson, Valentine Casey, Sarah Beecham
2010 2010 5th IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering  
This research study brings forward various techniques initiated by these project managers to deal with cultural differences that exist within geographically distributed software development teams.  ...  Cultural diversity is assumed to be a fundamental issue in global software development.  ...  SFI Principal Investigator Programme, grant number 08/IN.1/I2030.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icgse.2010.16 dblp:conf/icgse/DeshpandeRCB10 fatcat:eonci7athnhpfpbicg6jwp3som

Developing an online and in-person HIT workforce training program using a team-based learning approach

Frances Morrison, John Zimmerman, Michelle Hall, Herbert Chase, Rainu Kaushal, Jessica S Ancker
2011 AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings  
Our novel hybrid adaptation of team-based learning combines online and in-person activities.  ...  We selected a team-based learning approach, allowing us to train a diverse student body and providing opportunities to build collaboration skills.  ...  In the TBL approach, instructors create learning teams of 5-8 students that are intentionally designed to contain people with diverse backgrounds.  ... 
pmid:22195056 pmcid:PMC3243269 fatcat:tlwbapj7irhqzc7s3tjqeg4lve

Collaborative Approach in Software Engineering Education: An Interdisciplinary Case

2018 Journal of Information Technology Education Innovations in Practice  
This interdisciplinary form of collaboration simulates the realities of a diverse Software Engineering team.  ...  A collaboration between the Computer Science, Business Management, and Product Design programs was formed to work on actual projects with real clients.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Our thanks to Cebu Port Authority and Cebu South Bus Terminal for their support and participation in the program.  ... 
doi:10.28945/4062 fatcat:gxzd6f6duzbxnjx74psaxiwolm

Promoting Collaborative Learning In Software Engineering By Adapting The Pbl Strategy

Charlie Y. Shim, Mina Choi, Jung Y. Kim
2009 Zenodo  
In this paper, it is proposed to adapt the PBL methodology that is especially designed to be integrated into software engineering classroom in order to promote collaborative learning environment.  ...  The adaptation of PBL facilitates the transition to an innovative software development environment where cooperative learning can be actualized.  ...  Therefore, based upon the correlation, it is desirable to adapt the PBL strategy to the management of team projects in software engineering education in order to promote social aspects when developing  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1076250 fatcat:5jaewrtywncfdjz3cdit76iyk4

Team Cognition: Development and Evolution in Software Project Teams

Jun He, Brian S. Butler, William R. King
2007 Journal of Management Information Systems  
Hypothesis 3: Background diversity facilitates the formation of team cognition in software project teams.  ...  Hypothesis 3b: Background diversity facilitates the formation of shared task understanding in software project teams.  ... 
doi:10.2753/mis0742-1222240210 fatcat:znhc5phvqvfjdhgf6ukjpbcjmm

A Scalable and Portable Structure or Conducting Successful Year-long Undergraduate Software Team Projects

Kathleen Keogh, Leon Sterling, Anne Therese Venables
2007 Journal of Information Technology Education  
year long undergraduate software projects with clients.  ...  The scaffolding and support provided by the structure enables students to improve their skills in technical development, communication, team work, project management and client negotiation.  ...  The structure is flexible and adaptable to suit diversity in project types, student background, team sizes, and staffing structures with real clients.  ... 
doi:10.28945/230 fatcat:ihyqlbgkbjawhonfx42dvfer7u

"From Making to Learning": introducing Dev Camps as an educational paradigm for Re-inventing Problem-based Learning

Irene-Angelica Chounta, Sven Manske, H. Ulrich Hoppe
2017 International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education  
Dev Camps are events that enable participants to tackle challenges using software tools and different kinds of hardware devices in collaborative project-style activities.  ...  We take this as an indication to envision new opportunities for projectbased learning in more formal educational scenarios.  ...  Authors' contributions All authors have approved the manuscript and agree with submission to the special issue of the International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education: "Learning design  ... 
doi:10.1186/s41239-017-0061-2 fatcat:qn3hc7rx5fairghcl4mty3wf5e

The Holistic Research Project Management Ecosystem: Data, documents, and more.. [article]

Anelda Van Der Walt, Juan Steyn, Vera Roos
2017 Figshare  
, postgraduate students, project managers, social workers, software developers, collaborators associated with NGOs, and individuals delivering services in rural communities.  ...  Platforms that facilitate clear communication between project members with diverse academic backgrounds, computer literacy skills, and research domain knowledge is thus a fundamental part of any research  ...  • Many people participating but project not in job description  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.5175175 fatcat:f6oubrwc4vgxpltvl6flvbp3vq

Toward Agile: An Integrated Analysis of Quantitative and Qualitative Field Data on Software Development Agility

Lee, Xia
2010 MIS Quarterly  
However, the agile development literature is largely anec-Lee & Xia/Software Development Agility omy, diversity, agility, and performance.  ...  Agile software development approaches, which emphasize sense-and-respond, self-organization, cross-functional teams, and continuous adaptation, have been adopted by an increasing number of organizations  ...  The Information Systems Specific Interest Group of the Project Management Institute sponsored the collection of the survey data.  ... 
doi:10.2307/20721416 fatcat:mddyhi62gnadrdavpv4oyppmpq

Steps in developing an advanced software engineering course using problem based learning

Lyn Brodie, Hong Zhou, Anthony Gibbons
2008 Engineering Education  
University graduates may struggle to convert the skills they have learnt in software engineering design principles to real-world situations such as would be found in industry.  ...  This paper investigates the use of Problem Based Learning (PBL) and its application to software engineering and distance education.  ...  Software engineering in the real world commonly involves participation in large teams, working on very large scale software projects where proper project management and team work are absolutely essential  ... 
doi:10.11120/ened.2008.03010002 fatcat:cz7fq337c5g3jmhk2r27l3j3hq

Soft sides of software

Luiz Fernando Capretz, Faheem Ahmed, Fabio Q.B. da Silva
2017 Information and Software Technology  
project manager, and, above all, the software developers.  ...  However, little evidence is available on the effectiveness or impact analysis of the personality profile needed in managing a software project, developing group cohesiveness, dealing with individual behavior  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.infsof.2017.07.011 fatcat:aqkkjapq35g3xcirpwkvgu4guq

Management at the Outsourcing Destination - Global Software Development in India

Sadhana Deshpande, Ita Richardson
2009 2009 Fourth IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering  
In this paper, we highlight India as a major outsourcing destination and present experience from companies that manage outsourced software development..  ...  In Global Software Engineering Research, there have been many studies carried out from the perspective of the company who is outsourcing software development.  ...  In fact, during our interviews we were informed that Project Managers leverage the available cultural diversity among team members.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icgse.2009.29 dblp:conf/icgse/DeshpandeR09 fatcat:b5ogalrojrejbghbvfs3v6q3oa

Skills, division of labor and performance in collective inventions: Evidence from open source software

Paola Giuri, Matteo Ploner, Francesco Rullani, Salvatore Torrisi
2010 International Journal of Industrial Organization  
Our econometric estimations show that skill heterogeneity is associated with project survival and performance. However, the relationship between skill diversity and performance is nonmonotonic.  ...  JEL classification: O31 O32 L86 Keywords: Software Technological innovation Human capital Modularity This paper investigates the skills and the division of labor among participants in collective inventions  ...  We expect that skill heterogeneity is positively associated with project performance in teams of open source software developers (Galunic and Riordan, 1998; Sutton and Hargadon, 1997) .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ijindorg.2009.07.004 fatcat:x2c2jqlhinejbcfmzr3eyqwibe
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