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Software Development Worldwide: The State of the Practice
November/December 2003 (vol. 20 no. 6)
pp. 28-34
Michael Cusumano, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alan MacCormack, Harvard University
Chris F. Kemerer, University of Pittsburgh
Bill Crandall, Hewlett-Packard

The worldwide boom in IT use has spurred software development efforts around the globe. The authors? research program focuses on collecting quantitative data about several countries? current practices and performance, their adoption of competing models of software development, and analysis of the impact of these practices on performance. The authors surveyed 104 software development projects in India, Japan, Europe, and the US.

Index Terms:
Indian software industry, Japanese software industry, daily builds, software development process, waterfall model, iterative development, software defects, software process models, software quality, software productivity, international software surveys
Michael Cusumano, Alan MacCormack, Chris F. Kemerer, Bill Crandall, "Software Development Worldwide: The State of the Practice," IEEE Software, vol. 20, no. 6, pp. 28-34, Nov.-Dec. 2003, doi:10.1109/MS.2003.1241363
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