Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12015/2800
Title: The wiki as an integrative tool in project work
Authors: Krogstie, Birgit Rognebakke
Keywords: wikis;cooperation technology;project work;software engineering
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: ACM Press
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: From CSCW to Web 2.0: European Developments in Collaborative Design Selected Papers from COOP08
metadata.mci.reference.pages: 111-122
Series/Report no.: COOP
Abstract: The paper provides insights on how wikis support project work and what characteristics of wikis make them adequate for this purpose. The findings are based on a case study of software engineering projects in an educational setting. Project wikis are found to serve an integrative role along several dimensions of project work, enabled by the flexibility and automatic support for capturing history offered by the technology. The findings demonstrate that a project wiki can serve as a knowledge repository, a means for staging the project, a coordination mechanism, and a shared workspace. To many projects in need of project management and collaboration support, project wikis should be seen as an attractive, lightweight, all-purpose alternative.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12015/2800
metadata.mci.conference.sessiontitle: Full Papers
metadata.mci.conference.location: Carry-le-Rouet, France
metadata.mci.conference.date: 2008-05-20
Appears in Collections:COOP 2008: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Designing Cooperative Systems

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