Competencies and Work Practices for Dynamic Distributed Software Development in Global Value Networks

  • Mikko Ruohonen
  • Marko Mäkipää
  • Pekka Kamaja
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 444)


Offshoring of software development (SD) to cost competitive countries (CCC) has gained increased popularity in US and Western Europe since year 2000. Countries, such as India, have dominated the discussion but now it also seems that not just the labor costs matter. In the future, service levels, dynamic competencies building and community-based activities are also needed for managing dynamic distributed software development (DDSD) work. Instead of the one-way migration of RDI operations there are increasingly voices questioning the rationale of moving operations to CCCs. The key driver of this research-in-progress paper is in searching a new frameworks, tools and practices for managing DDSD work and developing SD operations evaluation solutions. The forthcoming practical outcomes described are both the improvements in SD work in the industry level and provision of enhancements for their current SD work performance assessment. Academic results will be discussed with European, US and Indian partner researchers in the context of changing dynamic sourcing i.e. onshore, nearshore, offshore activities in global value networks. The general objectives are to improve ICT-services companies’ competencies and tools in i) assessing their SD work operations with more enhanced evaluation systems and ii) make visible practices in managing dynamic distributed sourcing network operations in global value networks.


Software development competencies distributed work practices global software engineering dynamic offshoring 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mikko Ruohonen
    • 1
  • Marko Mäkipää
    • 1
  • Pekka Kamaja
    • 2
  1. 1.University of TampereFinland
  2. 2.Haaga-Helia University of Applied SciencesFinland

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