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Table 9 Classification of selected studies, publication year and detailed quality assessment score

From: Software project management tools in global software development: a systematic mapping study

Article Type Approach Quality assessment
QA1 QA2 QA3 QA4 Score
Sinha et al. (2006) Solution proposal Experiment Yes Yes Yes Q1 5.0
Ramasubbu and Balan (2012) Solution proposal Case study Yes Yes Yes CORE A* 5.0
Treude and Storey (2012) Evaluation research Case study Yes Yes Yes Q1 5.0
Niinimaki et al. (2010) Evaluation research Case study Yes Yes Yes Q2 4.5
Gorton et al. (1997b) Solution proposal Experiment Yes Yes Yes CORE A 4.5
Palacio et al. (2011) Solution proposal Experiment Yes Yes Yes Q3 4.0
Lanubile et al. (2010) Review Other Yes Yes No Q1 4.0
Portillo-Rodríguez et al. (2012) Review Other Yes Yes No Q1 4.0
Persson et al. (2009) Solution proposal Experiment Yes Yes Yes Q3 4.0
Bowen and Maurer (2002) Solution proposal Theory Yes Yes No CORE A* 4.0
Al-Ani et al. (2014) Evaluation research Survey Yes No Yes Q1 4.0
Samoilenko and Nahar (2012a) Evaluation research Theory Yes Yes No CORE A 3.5
Samoilenko and Nahar (2012b) Evaluation research Theory Yes Yes No CORE A 3.5
Scharff et al. (2010) Evaluation research Experiment Yes Yes Yes CORE C 3.5
Costa et al. (2010) Review Other Yes Yes No CORE A 3.5
Spanjers et al. (2006) Evaluation research Case study Yes Yes Yes CORE C 3.5
Goedicke et al. (2000) Solution proposal Theory Yes Yes No CORE A 3.5
Herring and Rees (2001) Evaluation research Case study Yes Yes Yes CORE C 3.5
Sakthivel (2005) Other Other Yes Yes No Q2 3.5
Dullemond and van Gameren (2012) Solution proposal Case study Yes Yes Yes CORE C 3.5
Prause et al. (2010) Evaluation research Survey Yes Yes Yes CORE C 3.5
Dullemond et al. (2010) Solution proposal Experiment Yes Yes Yes CORE C 3.5
Mullick et al. (2006) Evaluation research Experiment Yes Yes Yes CORE C 3.5
Niinimaki and Lassenius (2008) Evaluation research Case study Yes Yes Yes CORE C 3.5
Tell and Ali Babar (2011a) Solution proposal Theory Yes Yes No CORE A 3.5
Liukkunen et al. (2010) Evaluation research Case study Yes Yes Yes CORE C 3.5
Jaanu et al. (2012) Evaluation research Survey Yes Yes Yes CORE C 3.5
Gupta and Fernandez (2011) Solution proposal Survey Yes Yes Yes CORE C 3.5
Geisser et al. (2007) Solution proposal Experiment Yes Yes Yes CORE C 3.5
Winkler et al. (2010) Evaluation research Experiment Yes No Yes CORE A 3.5
Dullemond and van Gameren (2013) Solution proposal Survey Yes Yes Yes CORE C 3.5
Miyamoto et al. (2012) Solution proposal Experiment Yes Yes Yes No 3.0
Thissen et al. (2007) Evaluation research Case study Yes No Yes CORE B 3.0
Gorton et al. (1997a) Solution proposal Experiment Yes Yes Yes No 3.0
Lam and Maheshwari (2001) Solution proposal Theory Yes Yes No CORE B 3.0
Surjaputra and Maheshwari (1999) Solution proposal Theory Yes Yes No CORE B 3.0
Simmons and Ma (2006) Solution proposal Theory Yes Yes No CORE B 3.0
Prikladnicki et al. (2012) Review Other Yes No No Q1 3.0
Giuffrida and Dittrich (2011) Evaluation research Case study Yes Yes Yes No 3.0
Beecham et al. (2012) Solution proposal Experiment Yes Yes Yes No 3.0
Lanubile et al. (2013) Evaluation research Theory Yes No No Q1 3.0
Portillo-Rodríguez et al. (2014) Review Other Partially Yes No Q1 3.0
Eskeli et al. (2011) Solution proposal Theory Yes Yes No CORE C 2.5
Wesslin et al. (2011) Other Other Partially Yes No CORE A 2.5
Portillo-Rodríguez et al. (2010) Review Other Yes Yes No CORE C 2.5
Monasor et al. (2010b) Solution proposal Theory Yes Yes No CORE C 2.5
Lamersdorf and Munch (2009) Solution proposal Theory Yes Yes No CORE C 2.5
Martignoni (2009) Review Other Yes Yes No CORE C 2.5
Sinha et al. (2007) Solution proposal Theory Yes Yes No CORE C 2.5
Cook et al. (2005) Solution proposal Experiment Yes No Yes CORE C 2.5
Giuffrida and Dittrich (2013) Review Other Yes No No Q2 2.5
Cataldo et al. (2009) Solution proposal Theory Yes Yes No CORE C 2.5
Mak and Kruchten (2006) Solution proposal Theory Yes Yes No CORE C 2.5
Simmons (2003) Solution proposal Theory Yes Yes No CORE C 2.5
Clear (2009) Solution proposal Experiment Yes No Yes CORE C 2.5
Vathsavayi et al. (2014) Solution proposal Theory Yes Yes No CORE C 2.5
Costa and Murta (2013) Review Other Yes Yes No CORE C 2.5
Chubov and Droujkov (2007) Other Other Partially No Yes CORE B 2.0
Monasor et al. (2010a) Solution proposal Theory Yes Yes No No 2.0
de Souza and Fonseca (2007) Solution proposal Theory Yes Yes No No 2.0
Garrido et al. (2012) Solution proposal Theory Yes Yes No No 2.0
Pesola et al. (2011) Solution proposal Theory Yes Yes No No 2.0
Aranda et al. (2011) Solution proposal Theory Yes Yes No No 2.0
Wu (2012) Evaluation research Theory Yes Yes No No 2.0
Jiménez et al. (2009) Review Other Partially No No Q2 1.5
Dullemond et al. (2009) Other Other Yes No No CORE C 1.5
Aranda et al. (2008) Other Other Yes No No CORE C 1.5
da Silva et al. (2010) Review Other Yes No No CORE C 1.5
Aranda et al. (2006) Other Other Yes No No CORE C 1.5
Murdoch and Astley (2004) Evaluation research Theory Partially No No CORE B 1.0
Salger et al. (2010) Other Other Partially No No CORE C 0.5
Paulish (2006) Other Other Partially No No CORE C 0.5
Ali et al. (2010) Other Other Partially No No CORE C 0.5
van Hillegersberg and Herrera (2007) Other Other Partially No No No 0.0
Wang et al. (2012) Review Other Partially No No No 0.0
Tell and Ali Babar (2011b) Solution proposal Theory Partially No No No 0.0