Enterprise Software Delivery: Bringing Agility and Efficiency to the Global Software Supply Chain

Enterprise Software Delivery: Bringing Agility and Efficiency to the Global Software Supply Chain
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (July 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321803019
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321803016
eBook Description:

Enterprise Software Delivery: Bringing Agility and Efficiency to the Global Software Supply Chain

Globalization, rapid technology churn, and massive economic shifts have made today’s enterprise software delivery challenges radically different that those faced just three or four years ago. In this book, IBM Distinguished Engineer Alan W. Brown offers deep new insights into today’s best approaches to enterprise software delivery. Brown guides decision-makers in choosing solutions that respond to their new challenges, and successfully anticipate what’s coming next. He provides a compelling vision for “software supply chains”: one that can help software leaders create global software factories that successfully balance agility and efficiency. Brown illuminates today’s new revolution in enterprise software delivery, focusing on key drivers for change, their impact on the day-to-day work of software engineers, and how enterprise software organizations are being reformed in response. He introduces the modern “software factory” concept, addressing key trends including global outsourced teams, collaborative application lifecycle management, and cloud-based virtual infrastructures; Replete with examples, this informative, practical book will help organizations surface crucial issues they may have overlooked, and then identify and leverage the best new ways to deliver software. From start to finish, it offers powerful new opportunities to reduce costs, standardize processes, improve control and visibility, and become far more responsive to the business.

In Enterprise Software Delivery: Bringing Agility and Efficiency to the Global Software Supply Chain, IBM Distinguished Engineer Alan W. Brown guides decision-makers in understanding these new challenges, choosing today’s best solutions, and successfully anticipating future trends.

Globalization, rapid technology churn, and massive economic shifts have made it more difficult than ever to deliver high-value enterprise software.

In Enterprise Software Delivery: Bringing Agility and Efficiency to the Global Software Supply Chain, IBM Distinguished Engineer Alan W. Brown guides decision-makers in understanding these new challenges, choosing today’s best solutions, and successfully anticipating future trends.

Alan presents detailed, actionable techniques for building software supply chains that improve agility and innovation while responding to growing cost pressure. Using real-world case studies, he introduces the modern global software factory, demonstrating how to integrate and leverage global outsourced teams, collaborative application lifecycle management, and cloud-based virtual infrastructures.

Drawing on his extensive experience leading IBM Rational software strategy, and consulting with IBM enterprise customers, Alan illuminates everything from software R&D to metrics. Coverage includes

  • Understanding recent dramatic changes in enterprise software delivery requirements and practices
  • Overcoming false assumptions, outdated data and delivery models, and inexperience with strategy, innovation, education, or research
  • Incorporating integrators and partners in centers of excellence that specialize in delivering business value
  • Establishing team-based practices that encourage agility, scalability, and quality
  • Building adaptive software factories that integrate real-time feedback and respond rapidly to change
  • Using virtualized collaborative infrastructure to connect worldwide teams for developing software, assembling solutions, and delivering results
  • Transcending barriers related to geography, organization, skills, and culture

If you’re an enterprise software leader, strategist, or practitioner, this book can help you improve every facet of performance you care about, including agility, quality, predictability, innovation, and value.

Enterprise Software Delivery: Bringing Agility and Efficiency to the Global Software Supply Chain

Globalization, rapid technology churn, and massive economic shifts have made today’s enterprise software delivery challenges radically different that those faced just three or four years ago. In this book, IBM Distinguished Engineer Alan W. Brown offers deep new insights into today’s best approaches to enterprise software delivery. Brown guides decision-makers in choosing solutions that respond to their new challenges, and successfully anticipate what’s coming next. He provides a compelling vision for “software supply chains”: one that can help software leaders create global software factories that successfully balance agility and efficiency. Brown illuminates today’s new revolution in enterprise software delivery, focusing on key drivers for change, their impact on the day-to-day work of software engineers, and how enterprise software organizations are being reformed in response. He introduces the modern “software factory” concept, addressing key trends including global outsourced teams, collaborative application lifecycle management, and cloud-based virtual infrastructures; Replete with examples, this informative, practical book will help organizations surface crucial issues they may have overlooked, and then identify and leverage the best new ways to deliver software. From start to finish, it offers powerful new opportunities to reduce costs, standardize processes, improve control and visibility, and become far more responsive to the business.

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