A Framework for Overcoming Supplier Related Threats in Global Projects

  • Darja Šmite
  • Juris Borzovs
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4257)


The process of globalization expands with each year along with the growing complexity of software development. Outsourcing transforms a common way of producing software to distributed software life cycle activities among teams separated by various boundaries, such as contextual, organizational, cultural, temporal, geographical, and political. Risks associated with these boundaries make managers struggle with pressures unique to this type of environment. In this paper we describe a research that aims to investigate the nature of global risks and build a comprehensive and easy to use framework for risk management. We emphasize the necessity of awareness about global factors and threats that distinguish distributed projects and require adequate attention throughout the project.


Risk Management Global Factor Virtual Team Global Project Global Software Development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Darja Šmite
    • 1
  • Juris Borzovs
    • 1
  1. 1.Riga Information Technology InstituteRigaLatvia

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