Distributed Agile Development- Collaborating with R&D teams worldwide

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Distributed Agile Development- Collaborating with R&D teams worldwide

Today's global business environment has placed organization's workforce and development teams across
locations and time zones. However, the technological innovations have paved way for a successful
achievement of results even in a distributed environment. Agile development methodologies with high
result orientation and ability to accommodate change are what the development teams look forward to.

Research and development is a well-made investment for the company's future growth. With an expected
investment at least 15% of the budget for R&D, the organizations can be ready for the changing market
trends. In a scenario with the R&D teams distributed, the Agile development methodologies and remote
presence technologies takes up the challenge. With the help of these technologies, like SCRUM an agile
product life-cycle management
method for distributed software engineering, it becomes possible for
the teams to develop product and mange budget based software engineering outsourcing within

Agile software development is a combination of several software development methodologies based
on iterative and incremental development. The requirements and its solutions evolve through effective
collaboration between cross-functional teams. For success in distributed agile development, the
software teams needs to ensure that releases are as per schedule. Regular feedback from users help in
improving the product. Further, the credibility that is established makes it easy to manage the user
requests. Though distributed, creating an efficient team, with the divided workflow ensures a single
version of the software that is tested through various hands.

Agile methods for global R&D, supported by collaborative platforms and frameworks enable rapid
product lifecycle management. This combination of methodology and state-of-the-art product lifecycle
management tools helps organization to overcome the challenges of working across a distributed
environment. This also facilitates delivery of high-quality products while accelerating timelines and
reducing costs. The agile distributed development software from leading organizations has three
components: Method, Platform and Objects.

Method- for distributed software R&D,

Platform are the set of open source-derived tools for collaboration, tracking, end-to-end
traceability and product lifecycle management and

Objects - an open source software development framework, which can be used with any
standardized architecture for distributed software development

The distributed agile development provides a competitive advantage for a software product
development through delivering early, simplified communication and facilitating change as per business
requirements. It also facilitates R&D outsourcing thus providing the client organization the freedom to
concentrate on other core business strategies.

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