A Social Network to Increase Collaboration and Coordination in Distributed Teams

Aurora Vizcaíno, Ramón René Palacio Cinco, Alberto L. Morán, Mario Piattini


Trust is one of the key factors involved in determining the success or failure of any project. However, achieving and maintaining trust in distributed projects when team members are geographically, temporally and culturally distant from each other is a considerable challenge. In this paper, we present Trusty, a tool designed to help develop trust in Virtual Teams. The tool is explained by using a schema of trustworthiness, and an indication of how the tool supports some features of these schema in order to foster the development of trust is therefore provided. The tool has also been evaluated by users, and the results of this evaluation are included in this paper.


Global Software Development; Trustworthiness; Virtual Teams

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