Global Software and IT: A Guide to Distributed Development, Projects, and Outsourcing

Global Software and IT: A Guide to Distributed Development, Projects, and Outsourcing

Author(s): Christof Ebert

Published Online: 6 OCT 2011 02:34PM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470636190

Online ISBN: 9781118135105

DOI: 10.1002/9781118135105

About this Book

Based on the author's first-hand experience and expertise, this book offers a proven framework for global software engineering. Readers will learn best practices for managing a variety of software projects, coordinating the activities of several locations across the globe while accounting for cultural differences. Most importantly, readers will learn how to engineer a first-rate software product as efficiently as possible by fully leveraging global personnel and resources.

Global Software and IT takes a unique approach that works for projects of any size, examining such critical topics as:

  • Executing a seamless project across multiple locations
  • Mitigating the risks of off-shoring
  • Developing and implementing processes for global development
  • Establishing practical outsourcing guidelines
  • Fostering effective collaboration and communication across continents and culture

This book provides a balanced framework for planning global development, covering topics such as managing people in distributed sites and managing a project across locations. It delivers a comprehensive business model that is beneficial to anyone looking for the most cost-effective, efficient way to engineer good software products.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Strategy

  2. Part II: Development

  3. Part III: Management

  4. Part IV: People and Teams

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      Practice: Educating Global Software Engineering (pages 269–279)

      Gopalaswamy Ramesh, Chandrashekar Ramanathan and Sowmyanarayanan Sadagopan

  5. Part V: Advancing your Own Business

  6. Appendices

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