Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

D. Winkler, S. Biffl, A. Kaltenbach:
"Evaluating Tools that Support Pair Programming in a Distributed Engineering Environment";
Talk: Proc. Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE), Keele, Great Britain; 2010-04-12 - 2010-04-13; in: "Proc. Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE)", (2010), 1 - 10.

English abstract:
he construction and improvement of high-quality products in a global software development environment
requires (a) flexible practices for collaboration and (b) tools that support these practices in a distributed
software development team. Pair Programming (PP), a well-known agile practice has been reported to improve
software productivity and software quality in co-located environments. However, in a distributed environment
PP needs stronger tool support to address new challenges like communication, distributed collaboration,
and data exchange. This paper introduces a systematic tool evaluation approach for distributed
pair programming (DPP) and reports on an initial tool survey of open source tools. Major findings were that
(a) DPP was not fully supported by any tool under investigation and (b) some tools are limited to selective
and individual aspects of DPP requirements. The results of this tool evaluation can help project managers
in selecting adequate tools and tool developers in providing high-value features for better support of DPP
as basis for improving the quality of distributed engineering projects.

Global Software Development, Tool Support, Tool Evaluation Survey, Distributed Pair Programming

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