A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Barriers of managing cloud outsource software development projects: a multivocal study

Publication Details

Authors: Akbar Muhammad Azeem, Mahmood Sajjad, Meshram Chandrashekhar, Alsanad Ahmed, Gumaei Abdu, AlQahtani Salman A.

Publisher: Springer (part of Springer Nature): Springer Open Choice Hybrid Journals

Publication year: 2021

Language: English

Related journal or series: Multimedia Tools and Applications

ISSN: 1380-7501

JUFO level of this publication: 1

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11042-021-11245-9

Permanent website address: https://www.springer.com/journal/11042?gclid=Cj0KCQjwqp-LBhDQARIsAO0a6aI1IuS3RGqXdAjKKc72ddekU8jGV3BZVcMCMRKpqqye96KLvR_3AaIaAox5EALw_wcB

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Management of COSD projects is a challenging task due to number of distant development locations in different time zones, client and vendor organizations, different cloud deployment models and range of different service level agreements. The objective of this study is to identify the barriers associated with managing COSD projects. We implemented a Multivocal Literature Review to identify barriers that influence management of COSD projects. We identified 21 COSD management barriers from 165 primary studies. The comparison between the barriers identified from formal and grey literature indicate that there are similarities between the barriers investigated from both types of literature. Moreover, client-vendor analysis shows that there is no significant difference between COSD management barriers associated with both types of organizations. We believe that the study findings will assist both research and industry community to better understand and manage COSD projects.

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