Reference Projects

Distributed and Collaborative Software Development

The research area "Distributed, Collaborative Software Development" examines the concepts, methods, and tools enabling distributed collaboration in different software development scenarios. Here, the main research focus lies on (a) the regional or global distribution of human and software resources and (b) the organizational distribution of assignments among several companies and organizational units. Methodically, both causal relations in work-shared software development are examined and specific solutions in the form of methods and tools are designed. To date, main topics have been globally distributed requirements engineering, traceability, and change management, as well as the intercompany collaboration in software ecosystems.