Virtual Teams

Authored by: Valentine Casey , Ita Richardson

Encyclopedia of Software Engineering

Print publication date:  November  2010
Online publication date:  November  2010

Print ISBN: 9781420059779
eBook ISBN: 9781351249270
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ESE-120044245

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Abstract

When implementing software development in a global environment, a popular strategy is the establishment and operation of virtual teams. Software development, while being a technical activity, has key interactive and social dimensions. In the virtual team environment, problems arise due to the collaborative nature of software development and the impact introduced by temporal, geographical, and cultural distance. In this entry we present and discuss the key management issues and critical success factors that need to be considered and addressed to facilitate successful virtual team management.

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