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Enabling GSD Task Allocation via Cloud-based Software Processes



Sami Alajrami , Barbara Gallina, Alexander Romanovsky

Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications


Allocating tasks to distributed sites in Global Software Development (GSD) projects is often done unsystematically and based on the personal experi- ence of project managers. Wrong allocation decisions increase the project’s risks as tasks have dependencies that are inherited by the distributed sites. Decision sup- port can help make the task allocation a more informed and systematic process. The challenges in allocating tasks to distributed sites exist because of three dis- tance dimensions between sites (geographical, temporal and cultural). An informed task allocation decision needs to consider these distances. Therefore, in this paper, we propose to integrate and semi-automate the calculation of an existing Global Distance Metric (GDM) into an architecture that supports executing cloud-based software processes. We analyze the potential of integrating the GDM into this archi- tecture and identify the needed extensions to the architecture.


author = {Sami Alajrami and Barbara Gallina and Alexander Romanovsky},
title = {Enabling GSD Task Allocation via Cloud-based Software Processes},
month = {June},
year = {2017},
booktitle = {Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications},
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