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International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE 2007) (2007)
Munich, Germany
Aug. 27, 2007 to Aug. 30, 2007
ISBN: 0-7695-2920-8
pp: 71-80
Marcelo Cataldo , Carnegie Mellon University
Matthew Bass , Carnegie Mellon University
James D. Herbsleb , Carnegie Mellon University
Len Bass , Carnegie Mellon University
The ability of an organization to successfully carry out its tasks depends on the appropriate combination of organizational structure, processes, and communication and coordination mechanisms. In this paper, we present four case studies that exemplify coordination breakdown problems in global software development. Our analysis showed those problems took place even in the presence of a collection of processes, organizational mechanisms and communication tools established to increases the ability of the teams to perform their tasks. Finally, we discuss possible solutions to overcome the identified problems.
Programming, Context, Software engineering, Electric breakdown, Performance analysis, Product design, Software design, Software development management, System analysis and design, Design engineering

M. Cataldo, M. Bass, J. D. Herbsleb and L. Bass, "On Coordination Mechanisms in Global Software Development," International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE 2007)(ICGSE), Munich, Germany, 2008, pp. 71-80.
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