92421-7 The first best-practices guide to organizing and managing global software teams. Examine what drives global teams apart and what keeps them together. Covers technical, procedural, managerial, and cultural issues Includes real-world global case studies. Software development is tough enough when it's done locally - but it's even tougher when you're trying to manage cultural, language, and time-zone differences too. In Global Software Teams, expert consultant Erran Carmel brings together the latest best practices and real-world case studies in global software development-showing what works and what doesn't. Discover five "centrifugal forces" that drive global teams apart and six equally powerful "centripetal forces" you can use to hold things together. Learn the best ways to apply: *Telecommunications infrastructure. *Collaborative technologies. *Development methodologies. *Software frameworks and architectures. *Team building techniques, and more. Learn how to build trust among key players regardless of location. Discover which projects best lend themselves to global teams. Understand the obstacles to "follow-the-sun" software development.Whether you're already involved in a global software project - or expect to be - this book provides the answers that can make the difference between success and failure.