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Soft skills of delivery managers in a co-sourced software project

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  • Bjarne Rerup Schlichter
  • Tetiana Buchynska, Department of International Management and Marketing, Ternopil National Economic University, Ukraine
The concept of delivery managers employed by an intermediary company as a means to facilitate geographically distributed, co-sourced software development projects, has recently shown its value in practice to facilitate the co-operation between a clients’ local (in-house) and external (outsourced) resources but remains largely unexplored from an academic perspective. In particular, the discussion is deficient in other skills than the traditional system development related competences such as project planning, diagramming and testing. The paper contributes by presenting four propositions on how to apply soft skills in the context of co-sourcing to address the research gap.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProcedia Computer Science
Pages (from-to)905-912
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventProjMAN: International Conference on Project MANagement - Crowne Plaza Vilamoura, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal
Duration: 21 Oct 202023 Oct 2020


Location Crowne Plaza Vilamoura
CityVilamoura, Algarve
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    Research areas

  • co-sourcing; delivery managers; distributed software development; hard skills;projects; soft skills

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