Towards a Framework for Work Package Allocation for GSD

  • Marcos Ruano-Mayoral
  • Ricardo Colomo-Palacios
  • Joaquín M. Fernández-González
  • Ángel García-Crespo
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7046)


Global software development is an inexorable trend in the software industry. The impact of the trend in conventional software development can be found in many of its aspects. One of them is task or work package allocation. Task allocation was traditionally driven by resource competency and availability but GSD introduces new complexities to this process including time-zones differences, costs and cultural differences. In this work a report on the construction of a framework for work-package allocation within GSD projects is presented. This framework lies on three main pillars: individual and organizational competency, organizational customization and sound assessment methods.


Global Software Development task allocation competency cultural differences 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcos Ruano-Mayoral
    • 1
  • Ricardo Colomo-Palacios
    • 2
  • Joaquín M. Fernández-González
    • 1
  • Ángel García-Crespo
    • 2
  1. 1.EgeoITSpain
  2. 2.Computer Science Science DepartmentUniversidad Carlos III de MadridLeganésSpain

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