Agile Software Processes for the 24-Hour Knowledge Factory Environment

15 Pages Posted: 26 Sep 2007  

Nathan Denny

University of Arizona - College of Engineering

Igor Crk

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Ravi Sheshu Nadella

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Amar Gupta

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Date Written: February 27, 2009

Abstract

The growing adoption of outsourcing and offshoring concepts is presenting new opportunities for distributed software development. Inspired by the paradigm of round-the-clock manufacturing, the concept of the 24-Hour Knowledge Factory (24HrKF) attempts to make similar transformation in the arena of information systems: specifically to transform the production of software and allied intangibles to benefit from the notion of continuous development by establishing multiple collaborating sites at strategically selected locations around the globe. As the sun sets on one site, it rises on another site with the day's work being handed off from the closing site to the opening site. In order to enable such hand-offs to occur in an effective manner, new agile and distributed software processes are needed, as delineated in this paper.

Keywords: 24-Hour Knowledge Factory,offshoring ,distributed software development

Suggested Citation

Denny, Nathan and Crk, Igor and Nadella, Ravi Sheshu and Gupta, Amar, Agile Software Processes for the 24-Hour Knowledge Factory Environment (February 27, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1017184 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1017184

Nathan Denny (Contact Author)

University of Arizona - College of Engineering ( email )

Tucson, AZ 85721
United States

Igor Crk

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville ( email )

1 Hairpin Drive
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1656
United States

Ravi Sheshu Nadella

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

No Address Available

Amar Gupta

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ( email )

77 Massachusetts Avenue
Building 32-256
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States
617-253-0418 (Phone)

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