- SOFTWARE QUALITY JOURNAL Journal
- December 2010
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Managing global software development teams is not an easy task because of the additional problems and complexities that have to be taken into account. This paper defines VTManager, a
methodology that provides a set of efficient practices for global
virtual team management in software development projects.
These practices integrate software development techniques in global
environments with others such as explicit practices for
global virtual team management, definition of skills and abilities
needed to work in these teams, availability of collaborative
work environments and shared knowledge management practices.
The results obtained and the lessons learned from
implementing VTManager in a pilot project to develop software tools for
collaborative work in rural environments are also presented.
This project was carried out by geographically distributed teams
involving people from seven countries with a high level of