FLOSS Project Management in Government-Academia Collaboration

  • Melissa Wen
  • Paulo Meirelles
  • Rodrigo SiqueiraEmail author
  • Fabio Kon
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 525)


Government and academia can collaborate on bringing innovation and filling design-reality gaps in e-government projects. However, differences in project management methods employed by the organizations is often a challenge for collaborative works. Bearing that in mind, we investigated a 30-month government-academia partnership to find appropriate ways to get around this obstacle. From the analysis of post-mortem data, we present a set of best practices based on FLOSS and agile software development approaches that favors team management in government-academia collaborations in e-government development projects.


Open source software Free software Project management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Melissa Wen
    • 1
  • Paulo Meirelles
    • 1
  • Rodrigo Siqueira
    • 1
    Email author
  • Fabio Kon
    • 1
  1. 1.FLOSS Competence CenterUniversity of São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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