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Effektivitet inom distribuerade team: En fallstudie på sociala och tekniska faktorer inom mjukvaruutveckling
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Information Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Information Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Efficiency in distributed teams : A case study on social and technical factors within software development (English)
Abstract [sv]

Uppsatsen presenterar vilka faktorer som bidrar till effektivitet inom distribuerade team som arbetar med mjukvaruutveckling och hur dessa faktorer påverkar effektiviteten i arbetsprocessen. Det utgör en utmaning att arbeta effektivt inom mjukvaruutvecklingsprojekt och den distribuerade faktorn, att projektmedlemmarna är utspridda över mer än ett kontor, bidrar med ytterligare komplexitet. Genom studien vill vi bidra till att göra denna komplexitet mer hanterlig. Vi har genomfört en kvalitativ fallstudie där vi har studerat ett utvalt distribuerat projekt vid ett mjukvaruutvecklingsföretag. Det empiriska underlaget har samlats in genom semistrukturerade intervjuer och analyserats utifrån identifierade teman. Vi har huvudsakligen identifierat sociala faktorer, men även några tekniska faktorer, som bidrar till en effektiv arbetsprocess. Faktorerna innefattar kommunikation, gruppidentitet, stämning, kultur och normer samt ledarskap. De innefattar bland annat att genomföra väl anpassad kommunikation och dokumentation, hålla frekventa möten, ha få grupperingar, gemensamma IT-verktyg, att främja social kommunikation, ha transparent ledarskap och att teammedlemmarna är ansvarstagande. Utöver att lista faktorerna beskriver vi i slutsatsen även hur de bidrar till att effektiva arbetsprocesser uppnås.

Abstract [en]

This thesis presents which factors contribute to efficiency in distributed teams working with software development, and how these factors affect the efficiency of the work process. Working effectively in software development projects is a challenge and the distributed factor, that project members are distributed across more than one office, brings additional complexity. Through the study, we want to help make this complexity more manageable. We have carried out a qualitative case study where we have studied a selected distributed project at a software development company. The empirical data has been collected through semi-structured interviews and analyzed based on identified themes. We have mainly identified social factors, but also some technical factors that contribute to an efficient work process. The factors comprise communication, group identity, mood, culture and norms as well as leadership. They include, among other things, implementing well-adapted communication and documentation, holding frequent meetings, few groupings, common IT tools, promoting social communication, having transparent leadership and the team members having a high level of responsibility. In the conclusion we also describe how the listed factors help to achieve an efficient work processes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 109
Keywords [en]
Distributed teams, software development, IT project, communication, collaboration, leadership, efficiency
Keywords [sv]
Distribuerade team, mjukvaruutveckling, IT-projekt, kommunikation, samarbete, ledarskap, effektivitet
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Information Systems, Social aspects
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-158644ISRN: LIU-IEI-FIL-A--19/03159--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-158644DiVA, id: diva2:1335615
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Informatics/Information systems
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Available from: 2019-08-05 Created: 2019-07-05 Last updated: 2019-08-05Bibliographically approved

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