Globalization, rapid technology churn, and massive economic shifts have made it more difficult than ever to deliver high-value enterprise software.
In Enterprise Software Delivery, IBM Distinguished Engineer Alan W. Brown guides decision-makers in understanding these new challenges, choosing today’s best solutions, and successfully anticipating future trends.
Alan presents detailed, actionable techniques for building software supply chains that improve agility and innovation while responding to growing cost pressure. Using real-world case studies, he introduces the modern global software factory, demonstrating how to integrate and leverage global outsourced teams, collaborative application lifecycle management, and cloud-based virtual infrastructures.
Drawing on his extensive experience leading IBM Rational software strategy, and consulting with IBM enterprise customers, Alan illuminates everything from software R&D to metrics. Coverage includes
Understanding recent dramatic changes in enterprise software delivery requirements and practices
Overcoming false assumptions, outdated data and delivery models, and inexperience with strategy, innovation, education, or research
Incorporating integrators and partners in centers of excellence that specialize in delivering business value
Establishing team-based practices that encourage agility, scalability, and quality
Building adaptive software factories that integrate real-time feedback and respond rapidly to change
Using virtualized collaborative infrastructure to connect worldwide teams for developing software, assembling solutions, and delivering results
Transcending barriers related to geography, organization, skills, and culture
If you’re an enterprise software leader, strategist, or practitioner, this book can help you improve every facet of performance you care about, including agility, quality, predictability, innovation, and value.