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Abstract

IBM Rational is the leading software development brand that supports Global Development and Delivery (GDD) (also known as Geographically or Globally Distributed Development). At Rational Bangalore, we not only practice GDD ourselves, but we also help our customers overcome their GDD challenges. This IBM Redbooks publication presents our collective experiences with GDD: the common problems, the tailoring of Rational tools to solve the problems, and best practices and case studies.

This book is intended to help both new and experienced practitioners of GDD by addressing the pain points of GDD and providing solutions.

Table of contents

Part 1. Setting the stage
Chapter 1. Introduction to Global Development and Delivery
Chapter 2. Work transfer to subsite
Chapter 3. GDD process guidance
Part 2. Running the show
Chapter 4. Requirements analysis and design
Chapter 5. Change management and reporting
Chapter 6. Software configuration management
Chapter 7. Build and deployment
Chapter 8. Test management
Part 3. Connecting the dots
Chapter 9. Success factors for GDD
Appendix A. Mapping and terminology of the IBM Rational product set

 

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