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Thematic Review and Analysis of Grounded Theory Application in Software Engineering

Table 2

Metacodes for geographically distributed development.

NumberGDD metacodesTags/description

1CommunicationCommunication patterns (generating ideas, confirmation, consensus, conflict, humor, and attitude), positive and negative
2CoordinationTime zone (delay in responses) collaboration, and involvement
3AdaptationSocial, work, technological, conflict resolution, and lateral thinking
4Company backgroundCompany size, maturity levels, existing development approaches, and company’s culture
5StakeholdersProject under study’s stakeholders related information, years of experience, and so forth
6Collaboration technologiesSimple emails, advanced collaboration technologies
7Requirements challenges due to distanceInadequate communication, knowledge management, cultural diversity, and time difference
8Requirements activitiesElicitation, prioritization, negotiation, validation, examining current system, and managing uncertainty specification
9Involvement of usersAchieving appropriate participation of system
users and field personnel
10TrustChecking project status, concern about a member doing his task, and trust built progressively
11DelaySources and nature of delay, perceived causes, and delay mitigation actions

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