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We report on the experiences of Siemens Corporation in nine globally-distributed software development projects. These projects represent a range of collaboration models, from co-development to outsourcing of components to outsourcing the software for an entire project. We report experience and lessons in issues of project management, division of labor,(More)
Environments and processes in typical software development are not fully adapted to the needs of global software development (GSD). In particular, they do not have all of the capabilities necessary for cross-site collaboration. While research literature is rich with examples of individual practices and tools that can be used in this setting, there is a lack(More)
Describes an ongoing research project conducted jointly by Siemens and the Software Engineering Institute. Siemens software-development organizations in Germany and the United States are case-study sites at which we measure the effect of methods to improve the software-development process. To observe and quantify the impact of software-process improvement,(More)
Given the requirement for software engineering graduates to operate in Global Software Development (GSD) environments, educators need to develop teaching methods to enhance and instill GSD knowledge in their students. In this paper, we discuss two projects that provided students with a first-hand learning experience of working within GSD teams. One project(More)
In this paper, we report on our experience assessing the relationship between the dependency structure of a software architecture and the coordination needs among distributed development teams. We use as a case study for global software development the Global Studio Project Version 3.0, where matrix models were used to represent both architectural(More)
Global software development has gathered pace in recent years. Many software projects now involve asynchronous collaboration among geographically distributed teams several time zones apart. Software costestimation for such projects becomes challenging due to factors such as effort expended in team building and knowledge transfer, creating an architecture of(More)
We report on our experiences using agile practices in a global software development project. Specifically, we report on the communication and collaboration patterns that were discovered using the social network analysis methodology. We used as a case study the Global Studio Project Version 3.0, where Extreme Programming practices were applied to one of the(More)