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dc.contributor.authorAlkandari, Mohammad A.en_US
dc.description.abstractManaging software engineering teams in a systematic, controlled, and efficient manner often results in higher quality software. Today, with around the clock software development, software teams consist of members from geographically different locations and a variety of cultures. A few software development team compositions have been presented based on tasks, personality, and role descriptions. While these have been shown effective for understanding software teams and to some extent predicting favorable team configurations, there are no team structures or models to configure software development teams based on cultural aspects. Therefore, this thesis proposes a model for assembling software teams based on roles, personality, and cultural profiles. In particular, this research investigates how the Belbin and Myers-Briggs model, and Keirsey theories could be applied effectively to software development teams based on previous studies and analysis conducted in this study. Moreover, the study not only explores the relationship between Belbin roles and Myers-Briggs personality types, but examines how cultural differences with respect to their values and other project influences could be mapped successfully into the team profiles.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectteam configurationen_US
dc.subjectsoftware engineeringen_US
dc.titleInvestigation into Cultural Aspects, Personality, and Roles of Software Project Team Configurationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairBohner, Shawn A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberTatar, Deborah Gailen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberArthur, James D.en_US

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