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The problem of knowledge decoupling in software development projects

 

In our ethnographic investigation of software intergation 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.

 
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Yamauchi, Y. ; Whalen, J. ; Ikeya, N. ; Vinkhuyzen, E. The problem of knowledge decoupling in software development projects. International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2006); 2006 May 20-28; Shanghai, China. NY: ACM; 2006; 877-880.