Utilizing Virtual Software Teams for Inconsistency Management in Distributed Software Development
Dillip Kumar Mahapatra1, Tanmaya Kumar Das2, Gurudatta Lenka3

1Dillip Kumar Mahapatra, Associate Professor, Department of Information Technology, Krupajal Engineering College, Bhubaneswar (Orissa), India.
2Tanmaya Kumar Dash, Asst. Prof., Deptt. Computer Science & Engineering, C.V.Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar (Orissa), India.
3Gurudatta Lenka, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Krupajal Engineering College, Bhubaneswar (Orissa), India.
Manuscript received on December 14, 2012. | Revised Manuscript Received on December 16, 2012. | Manuscript published on December 20, 2012. | PP: 5-10 | Volume-1 Issue-1, December 2012. | Retrieval Number: A0103121112/2012©BEIESP
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Abstract: In the challenging field of software project development, the work is invariably performed by teams. In today’s world of privatization and globalization, where the development costs are increasing at a breakneck speed, the focus is now on cost reduction and availability of highly motivated and suitably trained workforce. Keeping the above mentioned parameters in mind, Companies worldwide are relying on virtual software teams to do the work. This paper highlights the characteristics and throws light on the specifics of virtual software teams. It also illustrates some of the most common issues and challenges that virtual teams face while working on a project there by exposing some of the ground realities as de scribe the most.
Keywords: Cohesion, Complexity Factor, CSCW, Cultural Difference, Face-to-Face Interaction, Satisfaction, Socio-Emotional Process, Virtual Team.