Software Crowdsourcing Challenges in the Brazilian IT Industry

Leticia Machado, Josiane Kroll, Rafael Prikladnicki, Cleidson R. B. de Souza, Erran Carmel


Software crowdsourcing has been regarded as a new paradigm for the provision of crowd-labor in software development tasks. Companies around the world adopt this paradigm to identify collective solutions to solve problems, ways to accelerate time-to-market, increase the quality and reduce the software cost. Although this paradigm is a trend in the software engineering area, several challenges are behind software crowdsourcing. In this study, we explore how the software crowdsourcing has been developed in the Brazilian IT industry. We have conducted 20 interviews with Brazilians practitioners in order to identify the main challenges for software crowdsourcing in Brazil. Additionally, we identified and discussed enablers and blockers’ factors, practice implications and directions for future research in the area. Our paper aims to provide an overview of the software crowdsourcing in Brazil and motivation for researchers to better understand challenges faced by the Brazilian IT industry.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Machado L., Kroll J., Prikladnicki R., Souza C. and Carmel E. (2016). Software Crowdsourcing Challenges in the Brazilian IT Industry . In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-187-8, pages 482-489. DOI: 10.5220/0005835004820489

in Bibtex Style

author={Leticia Machado and Josiane Kroll and Rafael Prikladnicki and Cleidson R. B. de Souza and Erran Carmel},
title={Software Crowdsourcing Challenges in the Brazilian IT Industry},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - Software Crowdsourcing Challenges in the Brazilian IT Industry
SN - 978-989-758-187-8
AU - Machado L.
AU - Kroll J.
AU - Prikladnicki R.
AU - Souza C.
AU - Carmel E.
PY - 2016
SP - 482
EP - 489
DO - 10.5220/0005835004820489