Faculty Advisor

Becker, Lee A.


Scarcity of programmers and the resulting high labor costs is bringing people of different race, ethnicity and culture together. This project was concerned with multi-cultural software development teams and the benefits of cultural awareness training. We hypothesized that cultural awareness training of the software team's various cultures would increase production. We performed experiments which supported our hypothesis. We have concluded with a 97.5 percent confidence level that such training does increase production within multi-cultural teams.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Computer Science