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Actionable identification of emergent teams in software development virtual organizations

Publication Type:

Workshop Paper


IEEE, Recommendation Systems for Software Engineering (RSSE) (2012)


artifact working set, emergent team actionable identification, social network analysis, social networking (online), socio-technical construct identification, software development virtual organizations, software engineering, team working


We present a method for identifying emergent teams of developers who need to work together and coordinate, within larger software development organizations. Our goal is to identify these socio-technical constructs as they emerge, so that we can provide timely awareness and actionable recommendations to managers, technical leads and members of the emergent team alike. Our technique is rooted in the analysis of Social Networks, which are constructed from real-time traces of the activity of each individual developer within her development environment, contextualized with respect to her assigned tasks and the corresponding artifact working set.