List of publications

Working on

  • 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”

Submitted, in revision

  • 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”. Submitted to the Journal of Systems and Software (JSS)
  • D. Šmite, R. van Solingen, P. Chatzipetrou, “The Offshoring Elephant in the Room: Turnover, Strategies for Addressing Turnover When Offshoring to India”. Submitted to IEEE Software.

Accepted / To appear soon

  • R. Britto, D. Cruzes, D. Šmite, and A. Šāblis, “Onboarding software developers and teams in globally distributed projects: A multi-case study”. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Software: Evolution and Process
  • A. Šāblis, J. Gonzalez-Huerta, E. Zabardast and D. Šmite, “A Lego Game for Teaching the Challenges of Global Work”. Accepted for publication in the special issue on GSE education in ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE)
  • D. Šmite and E. Numminnen, “Fair Comparison of Developing Software in Different Locations: Dynamic Decision Model”. Accepted for publication in the World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research.

2018

  • D. Badampudi, K, Wnuk, C. Wohlin, U. Franke, D. Smite and A. Cicchetti, “A Decision-making Process-line for Selection of Software Asset Origins and Components”,  Journal of Systems and Software, 2018, 135(1): 88-104 – download.

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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