FACTORS AFFECTING THE PERCEIVED TEAM EFFECTIVENESS OF OFFSHORE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT TEAMS IN SRI LANKA

T.R.A.L. Panangalage, A.S. Dharmasiri

Abstract


Teams becoming increasingly popular within organizations and now it has become building blocks of any organizations. This research focus on the perceived team effectiveness of offshore Software development projects teams and addresses the issue of why some of the Software development teams are effective and why not other teams are not effective. A theoretical framework was formulated and a questionnaire was administrated to collect data from the Software engineers in offshore development companies in Sri Lanka. The research study found that there is a significant relationship between cognitive factors and perceived team effectiveness and no significant relationship between demographic factors and perceived team effectiveness. It is recommended to pay more attention to team member’s cognitive similarities than demographic similarities when forming offshore Software development project teams in Sri Lanka.

 

Key Words: cognitive similarities , demographic similarities , team effectiveness , Software engineering project Teams

 

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