Lucas Layman, Laurie Williams, Daniela Damian, Hynek Bures
L. Layman, L. Williams, D. Damian, and H. Bures, “Essential Communication Practices for Extreme Programming in a Global Software Development Team,” Information and Software Technology, vol. 48, no. 9, pp. 781–794, 2006
Publication year: 2006

We conducted an industrial case study of a distributed team in the USA and the Czech Republic that used Extreme Programming. Our goal was to understand how this globally-distributed team created a successful project in a new problem domain using a methodology that is dependent on informal, face-to-face communication. We collected quantitative and qualitative data and used grounded theory to identify four key factors for communication in globally-distributed XP teams working within a new problem domain. Our study suggests that, if these critical enabling factors are addressed, methodologies dependent on informal communication can be used on global software development projects.