A/Prof Maureen Tanner

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A/Prof Maureen Tanner has been teaching systems analysis and design to postgraduate and undergraduate students at the Department of Information Systems of the University of Cape Town (UCT) since 2009. Maureen is also convenes and teaches the Information Systems Honours Programme at UCT. She is a Y2 NRF rated researcher and her research interests lie in Agile software development related issues (for both collocated and distributed teams), UML, software engineering and social aspects of software engineering, global software development, virtual teams, team collaboration, Teaching and Learning as well as ICT4D. Maureen is a senior editor for the Electronic Journal of Information Systems (EJISDC) and the Editor for the Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge and Management (IJIKM).  Maureen’s PHD worked focused on the Social Challenges experienced by Scrum Software Development teams during Agile Global Software Development. She used Bourdieu’s Theory of Practice to understand the social conditions giving rise to key challenges experienced by team members during Scrum projects. Maureen is the President of the AIS Southern African Chapter since 2019.


Research interests

  • Space Technologies and Big Data
  • Agile Software Development
  • Global Agile Software Development
  • General Issues around Software Development
  • Global Software Development (GSD)
  • ICT4D


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