List of publications

Working on

  • A. Šāblis, D. Šmite, and N. B. Moe, “Experts in Large-Scale Distributed Projects – Bottlenecks, Cutpoints or Bridges?”
  • A. Šāblis, D. Šmite and N. B. Moe, “Benefits of Transactive Memory Systems in Large-scale Development”
  • L. Šteinberga, D. Šmite and S. Beecham, “Measuring Motivation in Global Software Development Projects”
  • D. Šmite, R. van Solingen, “When Offshore Teams Underperform, Who to Blame?”
  • D. Šmite, N.B. Moe, M. Paasivaara, and C. Lassenius, “Finding the Sweet Spot for Organizational Control and Team Autonomy in Large-Scale Agile Software Development”
  • D. Šmite, N.B. Moe and J. Wigander, “Running Corporate-level Communities of Practice to Foster Alignment”
  • D. Šmite “Cultural Misunderstandings in Virtual Agile Teams”

Submitted, in revision

  • D.Šmite and E. Numminnen, “Fair Comparison of Developing Software in Different Locations: Dynamic Decision Model”. Submitted to Journal of Supply Chain Relocation.
  • D. Šmite, J. Gonzalez-Huerta, E. Zabardast and A. Šāblis, “A Lego Game for Teaching the Challenges of Global Work”. In revision to the special issue on GSE education in ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE)
  • R. Britto, D. Šmite , L-O. Damm , and J. Börstler, “Learning and Performance Evolution of Immature Remote Teams in Large-Scale Software Projects: An Industrial Case Study”. In revision in the journal of Information and Software Technology (IST)

Accepted / To appear soon

  • R. Britto, D. Cruzes, D. Šmite, and A. Šāblis, “On-boarding software developers and teams in globally distributed projects: A multi-case study”. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Software: Evolution and Process
  • D. Badampudi, K. Wnuk, C. Wohlin, U. Franke, D. Šmite, and A. Cicchetti, “A Decision-making Process for Selection of Software Assets – Refinement and Evaluation”, in revision in the Journal of Systems and Software

2017

  • D. Šmite, N. B. Moe,  A. Šāblis and C. Wohlin, “Software Teams and Their Knowledge Networks in Large-Scale Software Development” in the journal of Information and Software Technology, 2017, Volume 86, pp. 71–86.
  • D. Šmite, R. Britto, R. van Solingen, “Calculating the Extra Costs and the Bottom-line Hourly Cost of Offshoring”, in proceedings of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE), 2017, pp. 96 – 105. Best paper award.

2016

  • R. Britto, D. Šmite and L.-O. Damm, “Software Architects in Large-Scale Distributed Projects: An Ericsson Case Study” IEEE Software, Special issue on Software Architect’s Role in the Digital Age, 2016, 33 (6): 48-55.
  • C. Wohlin, K. Wnuk, D. Šmite, U. Franke, D. Badampudi and A. Cicchetti, “Supporting Strategic Decision-making for Selection of Software Assets”,  In: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Software Business (ICSOB 2016), Springer LNBIP 240, 2016, pp. 1-15. Best paper award.
  • S. Šāblis and D. Šmite, “Agile Teams in Large-Scale Distributed Context – Isolated or Connected?”, In Proceedings of the Scientific Workshop Proceedings of XP2016. ACM, Article 10 , 2016, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2962695.2962705.
  • R. Jabangwe, D. Šmite, and E. Hessbo “Distributed Software Development in an Offshore Outsourcing Project: A Case Study of Source Code Evolution and Quality”, In: the journal of Information and Software Technology, April 2016, Vol. 72, pp. 125–136.
  • R. Jabangwe, C. Wohlin, K. Petersen, D. Šmite, and J. Börstler “A Method for Investigating the Quality of Evolving Object-Oriented Software Using Defects in Global Software Development Projects”, In the Journal of Software: Evolution and Process, 2016, 28(8): 622–641.
  • R. Britto, D. Šmite and L.-O. Damm, “Experiences from Measuring Team Performance Changes in Large-Scale Distributed Software Development”, an industry paper in the proceedings of the ESEM conference, Best paper award.
  • D. Šmite and R. van Solingen “What’s the real hourly rate of offshoring?”, in IEEE Software, DOI: 10.1109/MS.2015.82, 2016, 33(5): 60-70.

2015

  • C. Wohlin, D. Šmite and N. B. Moe, “A general theory of software engineering: Balancing human, social and organizational capitals”, in Journal of Systems and Software, Vol. 109, No. 11, 2015, pp. 229–242 – download
  • D. Šmite, F. Calefato, C. Wohlin “Cost-Savings in Global Software Engineering: Where’s the Evidence?”, in IEEE Software, 2015, 32(4): 26-32.
  • R. Jabangwe, J. Börstler, D. Smite and C. Wohlin, “Empirical Evidence on the Link between Object-Oriented Measures and External Quality Attributes: A Systematic Literature Review”, Empirical Software Engineering: An International Journal, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 640-693, 2015.
  • M. A. Razzak and D. Šmite “Knowledge Management Strategies in Globally Distributed Agile Projects – Lesson Learned”, In proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE), 2015, pp. 81-89

2014

  • D. Šmite, M. Kuhrmann, and P. Keil, “Virtual Teams: Guest Editor’s Introduction”, Special issue on virtual teams, IEEE Software, 2014, 31(6): 41 – 46.
  • N. B. Moe, D. Šmite, G. K. Hanssen and H. Barney, “From offshore outsourcing to insourcing and partnerships: four failed outsourcing attempts”, In: the Journal of Empirical Software Engineering, 2014, 19(5): 1225-1258.
  • D. Šmite “Distributed Project Management” in Software Project Management in a Changing World, Eds. G. Ruhe and C. Wohlin, ISBN 978-3-642-55035-5, pp. 301-320.
  • N. B. Moe, D. Šmite, A. Šāblis, A.-L. Börjesson, and P. Andréasson “Networking in a Large-Scale Distributed Agile Project”, In proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM), 2014, (best industry paper award).
  • D. Šmite, C. Wohlin, Z. Galviņa, R. Prikladnicki “An Empirically Based Terminology and Taxonomy for Global Software Engineering”, In: the Journal of Empirical Software Engineering, 2014, 19(1): 105-153.
  • T. Dingsoyr, and D. Šmite “Knowledge Management Strategies in Global Software Development Projects” In: the Journal of IT Pro, 2014, January/February, pp. 22-29.

2013

  • D. Smite, C. Wohlin, A. Aurum, R. Jabangwe and E. Numminen, “Offshore Insourcing in Software Development: Structuring the Decision-Making Process”, Journal of Systems and Software, Vol. 86, No. 4, 2013, pp. 1054-1067
  • D. Šmite and B. Turhan, “Validity of Research on Large-Scale Agile Projects”, presented at LargeScaleAgile 2013 workshop co-located with XP 2013 (extended abstract)
  • Z. U. R. Kiani, D. Smite, and A. Riaz, “Measuring Awareness in Cross-Team Collaborations – Distance Matters” In: Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE), 2013, pp. 71-79
  • M. A. Razzak, R. Ahmed and D. Smite, “Spatial Knowledge Creation and Sharing Activities in a Distributed Agile Project”, In: Proceedings of the IEEE 8th International Conference on Global Software Engineering Workshops (ICGSEW), 2013, pp. 24-30
  • S. Betz, D. Šmite, S. Fricker, A. Moss, W. Afzal, M. Svahnberg, C. Wohlin, J. Börstler, and T. Gorschek “An Evolutionary Perspective on Socio-Technical Congruence: The Rubber Band Effect”, In: proceedings of the 3rd international workshop on Replication in Empirical Software Engineering Research (RESER), 2013, pp. 15-24
  • D. Šmite and D. S. Cruzes, “Expectations and Achievements: A Longitudinal Study on an Offshoring Strategy”, In: Proceedings of the 7th Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM), 2013
  • R. Jabangwe, K. Petersen, and D. Smite, “Visualization of Defect Inflow and Resolution Cycles: Before, During and After Transfer”, In: Proceedings of the APSEC conference, 2013,  pp. 289-298
  • L. Šteinberga and D.Šmite, “A Case Study of Job Satisfaction in an Offshore Office: Is the Motivation at Risk?”, In: Baltic Journal of Modern Computing, 2013, 1 (3-4): 186-198

2012

  • D. Šmite, and C. Wohlin, “Lessons learned from transferring software products to India”. Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution: Research and Practice, 2012, 24(6): 605–623
  • D. Šmite, and Z. Galviņa, “Socio-Technical Congruence Sabotaged by a Hidden Onshore Outsourcing Relationship: Lessons Learned from an Empirical Study”, In: proceedings of the Product-Focused Software Process Improvement Conference, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 7343, 2012, pp. 190-202
  • R. Jabangwe, D.Šmite “An Exploratory Study of Software Evolution and Quality: Before, During and After a Transfer”, In proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE), 2012, pp. 41-50
  • N.B. Moe, D. Šmite, and G.K. Hanssen “From Offshore Outsourcing to Offshore Insourcing: Three Stories”, In proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE), 2012, pp.1-10
  • Z. Galviņa, D. Šmite “Low Degree of Separation does not Guarantee Easy Coordination”. In proceedings of the Euromicro conference, 2012, pp. 345-348
  • D. Šmite, T. Dingsoyr, “Fostering Cross-site Coordination through Awareness: An investigation of state-of-the-practice through a focus group study”.  In proceedings of the Euromicro conference, 2012, pp. 337-344
  • C. Wohlin and D. Smite, “Classification of Software Transfers”, Proceedings 19th Asia-Pacific Conference on Software Engineering (APSEC), Hong Kong, 2012, pp. 828-837,

2011

  • I. Nurdiani, R. Jabangwe, D. Smite and D. Damian, “Risk Identification and Risk Mitigation Instruments for Global Software Development: Systematic Review and Survey Results”, In: the Sixth IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering Workshops, 2011, pp. 36-41
  • G.K. Hanssen, D. Šmite, N.B. Moe “Signs of Agile Trends in Global Software Engineering Research: A Tertiary Study” In: the Sixth IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering Workshops, 2011, pp. 17-23
  • R. Jabangwe, D. Šmite “Decision Support for Offshore Insourcing Software Development”, In: the Sixth IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering Workshops, 2011, pp. 111-113
  • L. Šteinberga, D. Šmite, “Towards understanding of software engineer motivation in globally distributed projects: research proposal”, In: the Sixth IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering Workshops, 2011, pp. 117-119
  • Z. Galvina, D. Šmite “Modeling Software Development Processes in Globally Distributed Environment”, In: Scientific Papers, University of Latvia, Computer Science and Information Technologies, 2011, Vol. 770, pp. 7-14
  • L. Šteinberga, D. Šmite “Towards a Contemporary Understanding of Motivation in Distributed Software Projects: Solution Proposal”, In: Scientific Papers, University of Latvia, Computer Science and Information Technologies, 2011, Vol. 770, pp. 15-26
  • D. Šmite, C. Wohlin “Strategies Facilitating Software Product Transfers”. IEEE Software, 28(5): 60-66
  • D. Šmite, C. Wohlin “A Whisper of Evidence in Global Software Engineering”. IEEE Software, 28(4): 15-18

2010

  • S. Jalali, C. Gencel and D. Šmite “Trust Dynamics in Global Software Engineering”, In: proc. of the ACM-IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement; Bolzano-Bozen, Italy, September 2010. Best paper award.
  • D. Šmite, C. Wohlin “Software Product Transfers: Lessons Learned from a Case Study”, In proc. of ICGSE conf., IEEE Computer Society, 2010, August, Princeton, USA, pp. 97-105. Best paper award.
  • D. Šmite, N.B. Moe and P.J.Ågerfalk “Agility Across Time and Space: Making Agile Distributed Development a Success”, 1st eds, Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, 2010
  • D. Šmite, N.B. Moe and P.J.Ågerfalk “Fundamentals of Agile Distributed Software Development”, Book chapter in Agility Across Time and Space: Making Agile Distributed Development a Success, Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, 2010, pp. 3-7
  • D. Šmite, N.B. Moe and P.J.Ågerfalk “Agility Across Time and Space: Summing up and Planning for the Future”, Book chapter in Agility Across Time and Space: Making Agile Distributed Development a Success, Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, 2010, pp. 333-337
  • D. Šmite, C. Wohlin, R. Feldt, T. Gorschek “Empirical Evidence in Global Software Engineering: A Systematic Review”, In: Journal of Empirical Software Engineering, Vol. 15, Nr. 1, February 2010, pp. 91-118.

2009

  • D. Šmite and C. Gencel “Why a CMMI Level 5 Company Fails to Meet the Deadlines?” In proc. of PROFES 2009 int. conf., LNCS, June 2009, Finland, pp. 87-95
  • D. Šmite and J.Borzovs “New Forms of Work in the Light of Globalization in Software Development” book chapter for an edited book – Infonomics for Distributed Business and Decision-Making Environments: Creating Information System Ecology. In: IGI Global – http://www.igi-pub.com/reference/details.asp?ID=34799&v=tableOfContents. Release date – October 2009

2008

  • D. Šmite, C. Wohlin, R. Feldt, T. Gorschek “Reporting Empirical Research in Global Software Engineering: a Classification Scheme”, In proc. of ICGSE conf., IEEE Computer Society, 2008, August, Bangalore, India, pp. 173-181
  • D. Šmite, N.B. Moe, R. Torkar “Pitfalls in Remote Team Coordination: Lessons Learned From a Case Study”, In proc. of PROFES 2008 int. conf., LNCS, July 2008, Italy, pp. 345-359.
  • D. Šmite, J. Borzovs “Managing Uncertainty in Globally Distributed Software Development Projects”, University of Latvia, Computer Science and Information Technologies, Volume 733, pp. 9-23. Available online: http://www.lu.lv/materiali/apgads/raksti/733.pdf#page=9
  • J. Borzovs, D. Šmite, G. Arnicans, D. Dosbergs, M. Kravcevs, K. Rauhvargers, V. Prodnieks, M. Vitins “Universities – Underutilised Potential for Life Long Education and Training”, Online journal Baltic IT&T Review, 2008, Latvia. Available online: http://www.ebaltics.com/00705593
  • N. B. Moe, D. Šmite, “Understanding a Lack of Trust in Global Software Teams: A Multiple-Case Study”, in the SPIP journal, Volume 13 Issue 3 (May/June 2008), pp.217-231

2007

  • D. Šmite, Doctoral Thesis: “Global Software Engineering Improvement”, University of Latvia, 2007
  • D. Šmite, “Project Outcome Predictions: Risk Barometer Based on Historical Data”, In proc. of the ICGSE conference, IEEE Computer Society, August 2007, Germany, pp. 103-112
  • N. B. Moe, D. Šmite, “Understanding of Trust in Global Software Teams: A Multi-Case Study”, In proc. of the Int. PROFES conference, LNCS, July 2007, Latvia, pp. 20-34

2006

  • D. Šmite “Requirements Management in Distributed Projects” Journal of Universal Knowledge Management, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 69-76. Accessible on-line: http://www.jukm.org/jukm_1_2/requirements_management_in_distributed
  • D. Šmite, J. Borzovs „A Framework for Overcoming Supplier Related Threats in Global Projects”, In Proc. of the Int. EuroSPI conference, LNCS, October 2006, Finland, pp. 49-60
  • D. Šmite, N. B. Moe „An ISO 9001:2000 Certificate and Quality Awards from Outside – What’s Inside? – A Case study”, In Proc. of the Int. PROFES conference, LNCS, June 2006, the Netherlands, pp.208-221
  • F. McCaffery, D. Šmite , F. G. Wilkie, D. McFall „A Proposed Way for European software Industries to Achieve Growth Within the Global Marketplace”, In SPIP journal, Wiley, 2006; Vol.11 Nr.3, pp.277-286
  • D. Šmite „Global Software Development Projects in One of the Biggest Companies in Latvia: Is Geographical Distribution a Problem”, In the SPIP journal, Wiley, 2006; Vol.11, pp.61-76
  • D. Šmite „Requirements Management in Distributed Projects”, In Proceedings of the Int. Workshop on Learning Software Organizations and Requirements Engineering (LSO+RE), published by the University of Hannover, March 2006, Germany, pp. 9-16

2005

  • F. McCaffery, D. Šmite , F. G. Wilkie, D. McFall „How European Software Industries can prepare for growth within the Global Marketplace. Northern Irish Strategies”, In Industrial Proceedings of the Int. EuroSPI conference, November 2005, Hungary, pp.3.23-3.32.
  • D. Šmite, U.Sukovskis „Knowledge Management in Distributed Environment”, In Industrial Proceedings of the Int. EuroSPI conference, November 2005, Hungary, pp.5.15-5.22.
  • D. Šmite, „A Case Study: Coordination Practices in Global Software Development”, In Proceedings of the Int. Conf. on Product Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES), published in LNCS by Springer Verlag, Finland, June 2005, pp.234-245
  • D.Šmite, D.Dosbergs, J.Borzovs, “IT nozares tiesību un standartu pamati” (The basis of IT-related standards and law), Study book, published by Academic press of the University of Latvia, March 2005, Latvia

2004

  • D. Šmite, “Global Software Development Project Management – Distance Overcoming”, In Proc. of the Int. EuroSPI conference, LNCS, November 2004, Norway, pp. 23-33
  • D. Šmite, J. Borzovs, “Global Software Development Process Management: Problem Statement”, In Proceedings of the Int. Baltic DB & IS Conf. Doctoral Consortium, June 2004, Latvia, pp. 198-207
  • D. Šmite, “Ethics and Law on the Electronic Frontier”, In the journal of INFORMATICA, 2004, Vol. 3, No. 1, Lithuania, pp. 91-104. Accessible online: http://www.mii.lt/informatics_in_education/htm/INFE028.htm
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