Optimizing Supplier Management in Global Software Engineering
Global software engineering is the consequence of the rather friction-free economic principles of the entire software industry. Many such distributed projects however are not successful and do not deliver the expected savings. GSE bears many challenges, specifically if done with an external supplier. We will look in this article to lessons learned from GSE to effectively and successfully manage supplier relationships. Both experiences and practical guidance result from our work with clients in automotive and telecommunication industries. They can be readily implemented, specifically our checklists for effective supplier management.