Frau Daniele Damian, Informatik-Professorin an der Victoria Universität in Kanada , war am 11. Juni am IPD zu Besuch und hat einen Vortrag über Ihre Forschung gehalten. Zunächst hat Sie einen Überblick über Ihre Arbeit als Leiterin der SEGAL (Software Engineering Global interAction Laboratory) gegeben  sowie die zugehörigen Projekte samt eingesetzten Methoden und erreichten Ergebnisse vorgestellt.
Most of existing knowledge we have about coordination in software projects is about developers managing their work as informed by dependencies in the code that they produce. However, software projects are driven by many other dependencies that are not of technical nature, and most often guided by the project requirements. This complex process involves parties other than developers, such as clients, analysts, designers and testers, and their effective coordination is crucial to project success. Our multi-method research approaches combine methods of network analysis, social network surveys, qualitative observations in software projects, data mining as well as automated classification of online communication in large software repositories. Our work reveals patterns of requirements-driven communication in globally distributed software teams, the role of brokers in project communication, as well as the application of automated support to identify problematic requirements from online project communication.