The problem of knowledge decoupling in software development projects

Yutaka Yamauchi, Jack Whalen, Nozomi Ikeya, Erik Vinkhuyzen

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Abstract

In our ethnographic investigation of software integration projects a recurrent pattern emerges. The detailed understanding leaders have of the design and development decreases over time as they become busier and busier attending meetings, creating documents, and resolving issues and thus cannot spend much time on design or development work. As a result, their leadership becomes increasingly decoupled from the work of the project. We discuss various dimensions of this problem.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeding of the 28th International Conference on Software Engineering 2006, ICSE '06
Pages877-880
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event28th International Conference on Software Engineering 2006, ICSE '06 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 2006 May 202006 May 28

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Software Engineering
Volume2006
ISSN (Print)0270-5257

Other

Other28th International Conference on Software Engineering 2006, ICSE '06
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period06/5/2006/5/28

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Keywords

  • Knowledge decoupling
  • Leadership
  • Project management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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Yamauchi, Y., Whalen, J., Ikeya, N., & Vinkhuyzen, E. (2006). The problem of knowledge decoupling in software development projects. In Proceeding of the 28th International Conference on Software Engineering 2006, ICSE '06 (pp. 877-880). (Proceedings - International Conference on Software Engineering; Vol. 2006).