Sarah Beecham

Registered user since Wed 21 Mar 2018

Name: Sarah Beecham

Bio: I am a Senior Research Fellow in Lero – the Irish Software Research Centre, based at the University of Limerick, Ireland ( I joined Lero in 2009, to conduct research into software quality and process improvement. My wider interests are in socio-technical aspects of software engineering to include Software Engineer motivation, agile methods, distributed software development, and how technology impacts the lives of the older adult. I work closely with industry, where my research is problem driven. I am also interested in the education of the next generation of software engineers. In my empirical research I employ both qualitative and quantitative methods.

Country: Ireland

Affiliation: Lero - The Irish Software Research Centre and University of Limerick

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Research interests: Global Software Development, Software Engineer Motivation, Evidence Based Software Engineering, Software Engineering Education, Fault Prediction, Software Process Improvement, Agile and Lean practices


SCORE 2021Organizing Chair in Organizing Committee within the SCORE 2021-track
ICSSP 2020Committee Member in Program Committee within the ICSSP 2020-track
ICGSE 2020Committee Member in Program Committee
ICSE 2021SCORE Co-Chair in Organizing Committe
ICSSP 2019Author of TWINS – This Workflow Is Not Scrum: Agile Process Adaptation for Open Source Software Projects within the ICSSP 2019-track
ICGSE 2019Author of How Best to Teach Global Software Engineering? Educators are Divided within the ICGSE 2019 Journal-First Paper Presentations-track
Experience Report Co-Chair in Organizing Committee
Experience Report Co-Chair in Program Committee within the ICGSE 2019 Experience Reports-track
ICSE 2019SEET Chair in Organizing Committee
SEET Chair in Program Committee within the Software Engineering Education and Training -track
Author of ICSE Papers Awards (NIER, SEET, Doctoral Symposium) within the Plenary-track
ICGSE 2018Author of Scaling Agile across the Global Organization: An Early Stage Industrial SAFe Self-Assessment within the ICGSE 2018-track
Author of Employee Retention and Turnover in Global Software Development: Comparing In-house Offshoring and Offshore Outsourcing within the ICGSE 2018-track
Session Chair of Fishbowl: “The future of global software engineering – trends, patterns and industries – A new normal?” (part of ICGSE 2018)
* ICSE 2018 *Author of Poster W2: An Empirical Study of the Product Owner Role in Scrum within the Posters -track
Committee Member in DS Program committee within the DS - Doctoral Symposium -track