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Managing Knowledge in Global Software Development Efforts: Issues and Practices
September/October 2006 (vol. 23 no. 5)
pp. 30-37
Kevin C. Desouza, University of Washington
Yukika Awazu, The Engaged Enterprise
Peter Baloh, Ljubljana University
The knowledge-intensive nature of current global software development efforts poses interesting challenges. Organizations must manage knowledge in all stages of software development efforts?from encapsulating design requirements to creating and testing programs, installation, and maintenance. Knowledge even extends to the improvement of organizational software development processes and practices. This article examines knowledge management practices in more than 50 software organizations over the last three years, describing the major findings in the context of knowledge management in software development efforts on a global scale.This article is part of a special issue on Global Software Development.
Index Terms:
knowledge management, global software development, software processes, software organizations, software work
Citation:
Kevin C. Desouza, Yukika Awazu, Peter Baloh, "Managing Knowledge in Global Software Development Efforts: Issues and Practices," IEEE Software, vol. 23, no. 5, pp. 30-37, Sept.-Oct. 2006, doi:10.1109/MS.2006.135
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