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NSEI 6521 Global Information Systems Development: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

NSEI 6521 Required Course Readings

The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Ågerfalk, P. J., & Fitzgerald, B. (2008). Outsourcing to an unknown workforce: Exploring opensourcing as a global sourcing strategy. MIS Quarterly, 32(2), 385–409

Balmisse, G., Meingan, D., & Passerini, K. (2007). Technology trends in knowledge management tools. International Journal of Knowledge Management, 3(2), 118–131

Bharadwaj, S. S., & Saxena, K. B. C. (2005). Knowledge management in global software teams. Vikalpa: The Journal for Decision Makers, 30(4), 65–75

Bhat, J. M., Gupta, M., & Murthy, S. N. (2006). Overcoming requirements engineering challenges: Lessons from offshore outsourcing. IEEE Software, 23(5), 38–44.

Cusick, J., & Prasad, A. (2006). A practical management and engineering approach to offshore collaboration. IEEE Software, 23(5), 20–29

Damian, D. (2007). Stakeholders in global requirements engineering: Lessons learned from practice. IEEE Software, 24(2), 21–27

Desouza, K. C., Awazu, Y., & Baloh, P. (2006). Managing knowledge in global software development efforts: Issues and practices. IEEE Software, 23(5), 30–37

Espinosa, J. A., & Carmel, E. (2003). The impact of time separation on coordination in global software teams: A conceptual foundation. Software Process: Improvement & Practice, 8(4), 249–266. doi:10.1002/spip.185

Espinosa, J. A., Slaughter, S. A., Kraut, R. E., & Herbsleb, J. D. (2007). Team knowledge and coordination in geographically distributed software development. Journal of Management Information Systems, 24(1), 135–169

Gallivan, M. J. (2001). Striking a balance between trust and control in a virtual organization: A content analysis of open source software case studies. Information Systems Journal, 11(4), 277–304. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2575.2001.00108.x

Gefen, D., Wyss, S., & Lichtenstein, Y. (2008). Business familiarity as risk mitigation in software development outsourcing contracts. MIS Quarterly, 32(3), 531–542

Hanisch, J., & Corbitt, B. (2007). Impediments to requirements engineering during global software development. European Journal of Information Systems, 16(6), 793–805. doi:10.1057/palgrave.ejis.3000723

Holmström, H., Fitzgerald, B., Ågerfalk, P. J., & Conchúir, E. Ó. (2006). Agile practices reduce distance in global software development. Information Systems Management, 23(3), 7–18

Hunter, M. G., & Tan, F. B. (Eds.). (2005). Advanced topics in global information management (Vol. 4). Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing. Contact Faculty regarding this reading

Imsland, V., & Sahay, S. (2005). 'Negotiating knowledge': The case of a Russian--Norwegian software outsourcing project. Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, 17, 101–129

Kendall, Julie E., and Kenneth E. Kendall. "Agile methodologies and the lone systems analyst: when individual creativity and organizational goals collide in the global IT environment." Journal of Individual Employment Rights 11.4 (2004): 333-347.

Law, W. K. (2006). Information resources management: Global challenges. Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing. Contact Faculty regarding this reading

Lee, G., Delone, W., & Espinosa, J. A. (2006). Ambidextrous coping strategies in globally distributed software development projects. Communications of the ACM, 49(10), 35–40

Levina, N., & Vaast, E. (2008). Innovating or doing as told? Status differences and overlapping boundaries in offshore collaboration. MIS Quarterly, 32(2), 307–332

Mohtashami, M., Marlowe, T., Kirova, V., & Deek, F. P. (2006). Risk management for collaborative software development. Information Systems Management, 23(4), 20–30

Nizami, K., & Surdek, S. (2007). Global software development and delivery. Dr. Dobb's Journal, 32(8), 22, 24–26

Paasivaara, M., & Lassenius, C. (2003). Collaboration practices in global inter-organizational software development projects. Software Process: Improvement & Practice, 8(4), 183–199. doi:10.1002/spip.187

Prikladnicki, R., Audy, J. L. N., & Evaristo, R. (2003). Global software development in practice lessons learned. Software Process: Improvement & Practice, 8(4), 267–281. doi:10.1002/spip.188

Sahay, S. (2003). Global software alliances: The challenge of 'standardization.' Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, 15, 3–19

Sakthivel, S. (2007). Managing risk in offshore systems development. Communications of the ACM, 50(4), 69–75

Šmite, D. (2006). Global software development projects in one of the biggest companies in Latvia: Is geographical distribution a problem? Software Process: Improvement & Practice, 11(1), 61–76. doi:10.1002/spip.252

Walsham, G. (2002). Cross-cultural software production and use: A structurational analysis. MIS Quarterly, 26(4), 359–380 Krishna, S., Sahay, S., & Walsham, G. (2004). Managing cross-cultural issues in global software outsourcing. Communications of the ACM, 47(4), 62–66

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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