Software Quality Management Improvement through Mentoring: An Exploratory Study from GSD Projects

  • Ricardo Colomo-Palacios
  • Pedro Soto-Acosta
  • Alok Mishra
  • Ángel García-Crespo
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7046)


Software Quality Management (SQM) is a set of processes and procedures designed to assure the quality of software artifacts along with their development process. In an environment in which software development is evolving to a globalization, SQM is seen as one of its challenges. Global Software Development is a way to develop software across nations, continents, cultures and time zones. The aim of this paper is to detect if mentoring, one of the lead personnel development tools, can improve SQM of projects developed under GSD. The results obtained in the study reveal that the influence of mentoring on SQM is just temperate.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ricardo Colomo-Palacios
    • 1
  • Pedro Soto-Acosta
    • 2
  • Alok Mishra
    • 3
  • Ángel García-Crespo
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science Science DepartmentUniversidad Carlos III de MadridLeganésSpain
  2. 2.Universidad de MurciaMurciaSpain
  3. 3.Department of Software EngineeringAtilim University, IncekAnkaraTurkey

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