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Global Software Development. Managing Virtual Teams and Environments. Practitioners

  • ID: 2176627
  • Book
  • December 1998
  • Region: Global
  • 174 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Over the last several decades, improvements in software developments tools and methods have allowed geographically and culturally diverse groups to come together in global software development teams.

Following the life cycle of a typical software development project, Global Software Development looks at the growing needs for global software development and the foundations of development strategy. Beginning with a description of the necessary first steps in setting up the development environment and project team, the book progresses through development, emphasizing the differences between traditional and virtual management. The final chapter presents three case studies that illustrate the principles and activities described in the preceding chapters.

Dale Karolak makes it easier for manages to understand what to consider when managing a virtual project and offers a broad spectrum of information that enhances the reader′s understanding of global software development.

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1. What′s Driving Global Development?

2. Introducing the Virtual Software Organization.

3. First Steps.

4. Dividing the Effort.

5. Responsibility and Accountability.

6. Effective Communication.

7. Managing the Pieces.

8. Integration.

9. Maintenance.

10. Three Case Studies.

11. Epilogue: The Virtual Future.

A. Tutorial on Intellectual Property Protection.

B. What Happens When?

C. Major International Software Quality Standards.

List of Figures.

List of Tables.

About the Author.

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Dale Walter Karolak
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