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Temporal Distance Challenges in Distributed Agile Software Development: Case Study of a Global Company
Murat Doğuş Kahya1*, Çağla Seneler2
1Corporate Technology, Siemens A.S.  , İstanbul, Turkey
2Yeditepe University, İstanbul, Turkey
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Presented at the 2nd International Symposium on Innovative Approaches in Scientific Studies (ISAS2018-Winter), Samsun, Turkey, Nov 30, 2018

SETSCI Conference Proceedings, 2018, 3, Page (s): 1284-1286 ,

Published Date: 31 December 2018    | 397     10


Over the last decade, distributed software development (DSD) becomes very popular for most of the major companies.
According to the effects of globalization, software development methodologies and practices are also impressed. Because of the
underlying philosophy of agile, agile teams concentrate on communication that is mostly applicable for collocated teams. Most
of the companies that apply distributed development, adopted Agile software methodology into their software development
lifecycle to mitigate challenges. Regarding this, DSD brings along various challenges to be conducted by the distributed
development team and also difficulties to apply Agile practices at different locations. In this paper, the findings from a case study
on temporal challenges in three small, one medium and one large distributed agile software development projects are presented.
In-depth interviews were conducted with 12 interviewees who are working for a German-based global company that operates
more than twenty countries  

Keywords - distributed software development, agile, temporal distance-based, case study, in-depth interview


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