Analyzing the Productivity of GitHub Teams based on Formation Phase Activity [article]

Samaneh Saadat, Olivia B. Newton, Gita Sukthankar, Stephen M. Fiore
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Our goal is to understand the characteristics of high-performing teams on GitHub. Towards this end, we collect data from software repositories and evaluate teams by examining differences in productivity. Our study focuses on the team formation phase, the first six months after repository creation. To better understand team activity, we clustered repositories based on the proportion of their work activities and discovered three work styles in teams: toilers, communicators, and collaborators.
more » ... d on our results, we contend that early activities in software development repositories on GitHub establish coordination processes that enable effective collaborations over time.
arXiv:2011.03423v1 fatcat:725quwgmvfcnrbr4awus7giijy