Gartner Research

Globally Distributed Application Development: Concepts, Tools and Practices

Published: 16 December 2005

ID: G00136330

Analyst(s): Joseph Feiman

Summary

Learn about the critical concepts, tools and practices of globally distributed application development.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Predictions
  • Concepts and Tools That Enable GD AD
    • Miscommunication in GD AD
    • General Requirements for AD Platform
    • Special Requirements for Tools Enabling Global AD
    • Numerous Tools, Not a Seamless Platform
  • Hype Cycle for Collaborative Tools
  • Reasons to Use SODA to Support Globally Distributed Application Development
    • Assembly and Orchestration
    • Loose Coupling
    • Standardization
    • Registries
    • ESBs
    • Process Centricity
  • Offshoring vs. Automation
  • Skills Assessment
  • How to Identify Projects Suited to GD AD
    • Project Size and Class
    • Commitment
    • AD Phases
    • Life Cycle Phases
    • Risk of Losing IP
    • Knowledge Transfer
    • Cost vs. Risk Trade-Off
    • Collaboration
    • Project and Process Management
    • Skills
    • Relationship With Other Applications
  • Conclusion

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