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Lessons learned from transferring software products to India
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Computing.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Computing.
2012 (English)In: Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution: Research and Practice, ISSN 1532-060X, E-ISSN 1532-0618, Vol. 24, no 6Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Globalization has influenced the way software is developed today, and many software organizations have started to actively utilize resources from around the world. However, these endeavors are recognized as very challenging, and they have attracted a lot of attention in software research in the past decade. Unlike many other research initiatives, which explore the complexities of distributed software development activities, the focus of this paper is on software transfers. Software transfers refer to activities that are moved from one location to another. The authors draw attention to the lessons learned from an empirical investigation of two transfer projects conducted at Ericsson. Both transfers were performed between a site in Sweden and a site in India. The observations outline a set of generic practices that have been found useful for transferring software development within a company. It also highlights a number of challenges to be addressed and a set of corresponding recommendations. Finally, the paper emphasizes the need to identify software products that are suitable for transfers and the need to monitor the long-term effects of transfer.

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Wiley , 2012. Vol. 24, no 6
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Case study, Global software development, Global software engineering Offshore insourcing, Offshoring, Software transfers
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Software Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-7064DOI: 10.1002/smr.550Local ID: diva2:834643
Available from: 2012-12-19 Created: 2011-12-28 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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