Trials and tribulations of the global software engineering process: Evolving with your organisation

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This chapter will provide the reader with a firsthand account of the trials and tribulations of working in and managing a Global Software Engineering (GSE) function. By describing the move from a distributed collection of self-sufficient manufacturing plants with locally managed software engineering resources, to a GSE function as a shared service, the focus will be on how the management of that group had to fundamentally change in order to satisfy the complex projects and customer base which resulted. In parallel it will discuss the effect of regulation on the software engineering management process. Tracing the introduction of financial systems regulations, it will discuss the issues this brought to the GSE process and how they were successfully overcomed. These topics will be augmented by research that the author has carried out into regulated software development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManaging Software Process Evolution
Subtitle of host publicationTraditional, Agile and Beyond - How to Handle Process Change
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783319315454
ISBN (Print)9783319315430
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2016


  • Business process
  • Global software development
  • Information tech
  • Software development
  • Software development process


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