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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 schedules. 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. Also read on - Product R& D Services, OPD


Distributed Agile Development- Collaborating with R&D teams worldwide