Title

Leveraging Global Resources: A Distributed Process Maturity Framework for Software Product Development

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2005

Abstract

Distributed software development is pervasive in the software industry today as companies vie to leverage global resources. However, popular quality and process frameworks don?t specifically address the key processes needed for managing distributed software development. This practitioner-oriented, evolutionary process maturity framework for globally distributed software development features 24 new key process areas essential for managing distributed software product development and for continuously improving product management capabilities. An assessment survey helps practitioners implement the framework. In this article, the authors detail the framework and assessment survey, as well as report their experiences implementing the framework at a leading global firm. The framework lays new ground for software-process research by extending generic quality process frameworks to address the distributed development scenario.

Discipline

Computer Sciences | Management Information Systems

Research Areas

Information Systems and Management

Publication

IEEE Software

Volume

22

Issue

3

First Page

80

Last Page

86

ISSN

0740-7459

Identifier

10.1109/ms.2005.69

Publisher

IEEE

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ms.2005.69