Economics and technology have dramatically re-shaped the landscape of software development. It is no longer uncommon to find a software development team dispersed across countries or continents. Geographically distributed development challenges the ability to clearly communicate, enforce standards, ensure quality levels, and coordinate tasks. Globa
INTRODUCTION. Motivation. Critical Success Factors for Global Software Development. PLANNING. Requirements Engineering. Requirements for the Architecture. Architecture. Risk Analysis. Project Planning Process. Project Estimation. ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE. Software Development Teams. Supplier Manager. MONITORING AND CONTROL. Quality Assurance. Infrastructure Support for Global Software Development. Communication. CASE STUDIES. GSP 2005. DPS2000. FS2000. BAS. CONCLUDING REMARKS. Conclusions. Index.