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Tactical approaches for alleviating distance in global software development

by Erran Carmel, Ritu Agarwal
IEEE Software ()


To overcome the problem of distance in global software\ndevelopment, various managers are experimenting and quickly adjusting\ntheir tactical approaches. We discuss some emerging approaches and\nexplain their motivations from conceptual and practical perspectives.\nThe most intuitive approach for alleviating distance is to apply\ncommunication technologies, but this is not our focus. Rather, we\nexamine tactics that go beyond communication technologies, tactics aimed\nat reducing intensive collaboration, national and organizational\ncultural differences, and temporal distance

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