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Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Onboarding in open source projects

Volume 31, Issue 6, 1 November 2014, Article number 6879055, Pages 54-61

Onboarding in open source projects  (Article)

University of Helsinki, Finland

Stanford University and Facebook, United States


In today's world, many companies
turn to open source projects as a method to increase productivity and
innovation. A major challenge with managing this kind of development is
the onboarding of new developers into the virtual teams that drive such
projects. There's little guidance on how to initiate new members into
such teams and how to overcome the learning curve. This case study on
open source software projects shows that mentoring can have a
significant impact on onboarding new members into virtual software
development teams.

Author keywords

case study; distributed software development; global
software development; mentoring; onboarding; open source software
projects; software engineering; virtual teams

Indexed keywords

Engineering controlled terms: Computer software; Open source software; Open systems; Software engineering
Distributed software development; Global software
development; mentoring; Onboarding; Open source software projects;
Virtual team
Engineering main heading: Software design

ISSN: 07407459

Source Type: Journal
Original language: English

DOI: 10.1109/MS.2014.107
Document Type: Article
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society

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