We have been working both with software vendors and non-software companies in projects with teams located in different parts of the world. While successful distributed development allows teams to develop high quality software faster, leading to improved business agility and a greater capacity to handle the pressures of competition, the challenges are significant. You need to:
- communicate accurately and unambiguously across the barriers imposed by distance, time zones languages, or cultures – or all of these factors;
- manage all dimensions of the software development lifecycle – requirements, change and assets, testing, coding, etc. – in a distributed environment.
The DGIT can help here, for we know perfectly well how to ensure there are neither overlaps nor conflicting delivery terms.