Merlin Collaboration Handbook: Challenges and Solutions

Päivi Parviainen, Juho Eskeli, Tanja Kynkäänniemi, Maarit Tihinen

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Global, collaborative and distributed development is increasingly common in software development. However, the traditional product and software development technologies do not support this way of working well, e.g., time and cultural differences cause new requirements for these technologies. In this paper, we introduce a public web-based handbook, collecting the challenges encountered in global collaborative development by the companies, and also a large number of solutions that help in tackling these challenges. The handbook was implemented using an ontology editor and generating HTML pages. In the final phase of the development the handbook was validated by several external testers, with main feedback being that the handbook was found useful, but more practical solutions would be welcome. Handbook was also updated based on the feedback.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICSOFT 2008
Subtitle of host publication - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Software and Data Technologies 2008
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
Event3rd International Conference on Software and Data Technologies, ICSOFT 2008 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 5 Jul 20088 Jul 2008


Conference3rd International Conference on Software and Data Technologies, ICSOFT 2008
Abbreviated titleICSOFT 2008


  • collaborative development
  • global software development practices


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