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Global IT Outsourcing : Management of Software Development Projects

Global IT Outsourcing : Management of Software Development Projects - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0511058806

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ISBN13: 978-0511058806
ISBN10: 0511058802
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2003
International: No

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Global IT Outsourcing : Management of Software Development Projects - 03 edition

ISBN13: 978-0511058806

Sundeep Sahay, Brian Nicholson and S. Krishna

ISBN13: 978-0511058806
ISBN10: 0511058802
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 03
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Published: 2003
International: No
Summary

This book offers key insights into how to manage software development across international boundaries. It is based on a series of case studies looking at the relationships between firms from North America, the UK, Japan and Korea with Indian software houses. In these case studies, which have typically been compiled over a 3-4 year timespan, the authors analyze the multi-faceted challenges encountered in managing these Global Software Alliances (GSAs). These challenges range from the conflicts that managers face when dealing with distance, to the tensions of transferring knowledge across time and space, to issues in trying to establish universal standards in a context of constant change, and the problems of identity that developers and clients experience in having to deal with different organizations and countries. Throughout the book, the authors draw on their extensive research and experience to offer constructive advice on how to manage GSAs more effectively.

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