Hi there Community,
maybe some of you know the situation: You are writing a scientific work / paper and have to conduct interviews with companies. But reaching out to them can be quite a pain in the *** because you have to write tons of requests in order to get just very few who are willing to help and participate.
With this post I am trying to go a different way: I want to directly contact the experts without companies as middle men in between.

So what is it all about?

I am currently writing my Master Thesis at a German University about "Coordination in Multi Team Systems in Software Development". It is part of my work to do interviews with experts who have already at least once participated in a Multi Team System. Multi Team Systems are situations in which at least two teams are working on a software project and have to integrate their work.
Everyone of you who has participated in such a project knows that there are still a lot of issues when it comes to coordination (even though mechanisms like Scrum of Scrums exist).
In my work I have conducted a literature review at the beginning and in the second part I need to interview individuals who have worked in such Multi Team System constellations in software development. It does not really matter in which role. I am doing an exploratory work.

So what do I want from you?

I would love to do Skype recorded interviews with you guys. Those interviews take around 30 - 60 minutes and your name / company will be handled completely anonymous in my work.

What I can offer:

Well generally I must admit that i cannot offer much. As I am writing a thesis about Multi Team Systems I can offer to send you my final work and hope that it will help you whenever you work in such Multi Team Systems again. Overall I am dependent on your kindness. I cannot offer more.

I would be really happy if at least a few of you would contact and help me.
Regards,
Josef