Bachelor and Master Theses

Title: Team Dynamics in Software Development
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Description: Software is developed using groups of people, who bring varied skills to the table. In this thesis, we develop a typology of teams, based on interview studies. Through the interviews, we hope to learn about the key skills and attributes that enable the creation of successful teams. The interview studies will be carried out across both managers and developers, as a means of understanding the duality of existing in both the project execution and the project management worlds. In addition to the typology, the thesis will also make overarching recommendations with
respect to team composition and team dynamics
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Ericsson AB collaborates with Mälardalen University (www.mdh.se). This collaboration includes a lab for common research projects and thesis works. The purpose of the lab is to create an innovative environment where thesis workers from different cultures and disciplines can work together. Examples of such disciplines are performance engineering, security and management. The lab contains sophisticated telecom hardware and software, together with a software development environment.
The lab is supported by experts from Ericsson AB as well as Mälardalen University.
Mälardalen University also hosts the leading Swedish research group on real-time systems(www.mrtc.mdh.se). The group consists of 13 professors and more than 50 Ph.D. students and actively collaborate with industry such as Ericsson AB, ABB AB, Volvo CE AB, Volvo Cars AB, Scania AB.
Company: Ericsson AB / Mlardalens Hgskola, kontaktperson: Kristina Lundqvist
Start date: 2008-04-01
Student: Shweta Sharma shwetasharma1978@yahoo.co.in
Prerequisites: Students undertaking this thesis would be in a master program in computer science or management. They should have taken courses in project management, software engineering and research methods. Exposure to qualitative research methods is desirable.
IDT supervisor: Kristina Lundqvist
kristina.lundqvist@mdh.se, +46 (0)21 101428

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