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Managing Global Software Projects

  • Practical & Pragmatic Approach
  • Used as prescribed text in a number of universities and industry programs
  • Winner of the ISTD Best Book Award - 2002
  • Translated to Chinese Language

Software development world over has drastically changed and the rules of the game are being continually rewritten. The typical changes that can be observed and experienced in the area of managing software projects are:

  • Vanishing Geographical Boundaries
  • Shrinking Product Life Cycles
  • Increasing Competition
  • Changing Business Models
  • Commoditization of Technology

In order to succeed and cater to this ever-changing scenario, products need to reach the markets faster, with higher quality and harness the global resources.

Managing Global Software Projects about the three dimensions of Software Project Management people, process and technology - and the interactions between them, particularly when the team is geographically distributed. The book focuses on the following:

1. Project management issues that confront global and distributed teams

2. A fair balance across the three dimensions - people, process and technology - contributing to the success of geographically distributed teams

3. Practical examples of the things that work and the common pitfalls

4. Descriptive frameworks rather than prescriptive formulae

5. Coverage of some of the issues vital for a project's success, for example the skill set required for each function, business significance of process models, etc.

This book also covers the key practice areas of CMM and the 20 clauses of ISO-9001.

With this coverage Managing Global Software Projects would enable the:
  • Practitioners to appreciate the real basis for many of the processes
  • Teachers to find enrichment in term of the real-life examples
  • Students to comprehend the nature of software projects in the industry and become better prepared to enter the industry



    Business Line: "This is a well-timed and well-deserved addition to the core books that comprise the growing literature on managing large, complex software development projects that are developed by professional teams that are distributed across the globe.. the credentials, credibility and rich experience of the author gives the right stamp of approval .." Read More

    Deccan  Herald:
    "I strongly recommend this book to budding software Project Managers, engineers and academics interested to appreciate the down-to-earth, well-grounded approach to manage software projects.." Read More

    The Asian Age:
    "It deals with common sense concepts in project management, processes and communication that are often ignored but highly essential for a project's success.." Read More

    Industry Review: "This book is a must-read for anyone who needs to know more about how to lead geographically distributed teams, manage processes and use quality models..."  Read More 

    Computer Society of India (CSI) Infoline Review: "This book is the winner of ISTD Best Book Award - 2002. It aims to enable the practioners to appreciate the real basis for many of the processes, teachers to find enrichment in terms of real-life examples and students to comprehend the nature of software projects in the industry and become better prepared to enter the industry ..."  Read More 

    Software-di-oxide: "Things like `distributed engineering and handling `multi-site? projects will be inevitable. Most treatises miss out on this, but this book is pragmatic..."  Read More
    Gopalaswamy Ramesh,
    Oct 6, 2011, 12:48 AM