Environment for cooperative software development realization and implications

Josef Altmann, Rainer Weinreich

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The development of large software systems is teamwork that requires tool support for coordinating cooperative activities, maintaining project control and sharing information. Existing collaborative environments that aim to support cooperative software development often try to predefine and automate the development process. This leads to problems since software development is a highly dynamic process where creativity, uncertainty, informal communication and incremental modification play important roles. We present an environment for distributed cooperative software development that supports informal communication as well as planning, defining, manipulating and supervising cooperative development activities. Our environment accommodates the highly dynamic development process primarily by providing guidelines for various activities and work processes that can be changed according to a clearly defined cooperation model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-37
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 31st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Part 1 (of 7) - Big Island, HI, USA
Duration: 6 Jan 19989 Jan 1998


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