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Soft competency requirements in requirements engineering, software design, implementation, and testing

  • Global software development changes the requirements in terms of soft competency and increases the complexity of social interaction by including intercultural aspects. While soft competency is often seen as crucial for the success of global software development projects, the concrete competence requirements remain unknown. Internationalization competency represents one of the first attempts to structure and describe the soft competence requirements for global software developers. Based on the diversity of tasks, competence requirements will differ among the various phases of software development. By conducting a survey on the importance of internationalization competences for the different phases of global software development, we identified differences in terms of competence importance and requirements in the phases. “Adaptability” (of one's working style) and “Cultural Awareness” were the main differences. “Cultural Awareness” distinguishes requirements engineering and software design from testing and implementation while “Adaptability” distinguishes implementation and software design from requirements engineering and testing.

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Author:Philipp Holtkamp, Jussi Jokinen, Jan M. Pawlowski
Parent Title (German):Journal of Systems and Software
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2015
Date of first Publication:2019/02/11
Release Date:2019/02/11
First Page:136
Last Page:146
Institutes:Fachbereich 1 - Institut Informatik
DDC class:000 Allgemeines, Informatik, Informationswissenschaft / 004 Informatik
Licence (German):License LogoNo Creative Commons