Chapter 3. The Software Supply Chain and Software Factories
I discuss the software supply chain and its role in delivering the vision of an industrialized model for global enterprise software delivery, exemplified in a software factory. I highlight a software factory’s core characteristics, illustrating them with several examples. The main lessons drawn from this review include the following:
• A supply chain perspective is a relevant and useful way to look at today’s global enterprises, and it provides insights into several challenges in enterprise software delivery.
• Adoption of an industrialized approach places the focus on cost efficiency, reuse, and standardization in enterprise software delivery.
• Global enterprises organized ...
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