Collaboration change in enterprise software development

Kari Smolander, Matti Rossi, Samuli Pekkola

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Enterprise software development is a complex effort that may last years. Enterprise software is often developed by a systems integrator that makes modifications to a pre-made package or builds tailored software for the specific purpose. The development may include many developer organizations, the user organization, and their different departments and sub-units. Their collaboration evolves through project incidents, phases and even crises. The practices of project management, communication, contracts, and ultimately personal relationships change intentionally or unintentionally. These changes may cause uncertainties and discontinuities for the development. This study observes changes during enterprise software development and their influence on collaboration practices in different situations. During twenty years of development both internal and external crises and changes in the business environment triggered changes in collaboration. The collaboration practices are classified with four modes of collaboration (contract, cooperation, personified, and process) that illustrate emphasis in collaboration in different circumstances.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 9th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering, CHASE 2016
Subtitle of host publicationCHASE 2016
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781450341554
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-4155-4
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventInternational Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering - Austin, United States
Duration: 16 May 201616 May 2016
Conference number: 9


WorkshopInternational Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering
Abbreviated titleCHASE
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Collaboration
  • Collaboration change
  • Enterprise software
  • Project management


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