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Software Configuration Management Strategies and IBM® Rational® ClearCase®: A Practical Introduction, Second Edition by Tom J. Milligan, David E. Bellagio

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Chapter 11. Geographically Distributed Development

Geographically distributed development is the development of software systems by team members w0ho are not located in the same geographic region. This could mean teams distributed at different sites in the same city or in different countries around the world. Although this presents a number of challenges, many companies are finding sound business reasons to do it, including the global nature of their own company, use of third-party components, coordination with third-party software houses, and mergers and acquisitions.

A whole book could be dedicated to this topic. This chapter briefly discusses the organizational, communication, and technical challenges that need to be overcome for success in ...

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