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Distributed Software Engineering and Leadership
A research proposal to evaluate how leadership styles impact the quality of a distributed software engineering project.
# 153493 | 1,791 words | 19 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Jun 06, 2013 in Business (Management) , Computer and Technology (Software)

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This paper presents a research proposal that aims to explore transformational leadership and its impact on the performance of distributed software engineering teams. The paper outlines the research questions and methodology and explains how they will evaluate how to best align a given project manager or leader to a specific programming or development task, especially when that task involves globally-based development teams across multiple geographies. The paper includes a timescale for the research and planning of this study.as well as a color diagram of the process maturity model.

General Overview
Literature Review
Key Research Questions
Timescale for Research & Planning

From the Paper:

"Distributed software engineering is defined from several different perspectives with this proposal, with its catalyst being the creation and continued strengthening of collaboration and communication across global development teams. Best practices in distributed software engineering include software project management, product lifecycle management, and transformational leadership that can unify a diverse team of professionals to a common goal (Persson, Mathiassen, Boeg, Madsen, Steinson, 2009). Transformational leadership of IT and Management Information Systems (MIS) projects drastically increase their potential for success (Muthaiyan, Balakrishnan, Seenivasan, 2010). The question of how effectively distributed software engineering technologies are is more accurately framed by the level of transformational versus transactional leadership of the leader and managers using them, and less on the pure technology merits of the system themselves (Bird, Nagappan, Devanbu, Gall, Murphy, 2009). In essence the highly quantifiable and value-based analysis of distributed software engineering tools and methodologies must be counterbalanced with an assessment of the emotional intelligence (EI) and transformational leadership of project managers (Watkin, 2000). This is a nascent field of research as there are few if any studies that explore the link of state-of-the-art Web-based software engineering platforms and their relative effectiveness when evaluated from the context of the transactional, transaction or authoritarian leadership styles (Sivasubramaniam, Murry, Avolio, Jung, 2002)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Antonakis, J., & House, R. J. (2002). The full-range leadership theory: The way forward. In B. J. Avolio & F. J. Yammarino (Eds.) Transformational and Charismatic Leadership, Volume 2, p. 3 - 33. Boston: JAI Press.
  • Avolio, B. J., & Yammarino, F. J. (2002). Introduction to, and overview of, transformational and charismatic leadership. In B. J. Avolio & F. J. Yammarino (Eds.) Transformational and Charismatic Leadership, Volume 2, p. xvii - xxiii. Boston: JAI Press.
  • Bass, B. M. (1998). Transformational Leadership: Industrial, Military, and Educational Impact. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.
  • Bird, C., Nagappan, N., Devanbu, P., Gall, H., & Murphy, B.. (2009). Does Distributed Development Affect Software Quality? An Empirical Case Study of Windows Vista. Association for Computing Machinery. Communications of the ACM, 52(8), 85.
  • Cobarzan, A.. (2010). Consuming Web Services on Mobile Platforms. Informatica Economica, 14(3), 98-105.

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