Summer Gold Competition winner for 2018

Information Management student Siddharth Patel ($500) with his poster Refining and Validating a Process Model for Globally Distributed Software Development (GDSD).

Siddharth's summer scholar work contributed to an ongoing research project. The project concerns the development and evaluation of a process model that gives specific recommendations for IT project management practitioners on how to ‘upgrade’ an existing project management methodologies from local to globally distributed software development (GDSD).

His tasks comprised searching the most recent research literature on the topic for aspects that were not yet covered by the model, and providing suggestions on how to refine the model accordingly.