Identifying Potential Risks and Benefits of Using Cloud in Distributed Software Development.

Garbajosa Sopeña, Juan and Yagüe Panadero, Agustín and González Ortega, Eloy and Münch, Jürgen and Oza, Nilay (2013). Identifying Potential Risks and Benefits of Using Cloud in Distributed Software Development.. In: "14th International Conference Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2013", June 12-14, 2013, Paphos, Cyprus. pp. 229-239. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39259-7_19.

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Title: Identifying Potential Risks and Benefits of Using Cloud in Distributed Software Development.
Author/s:
  • Garbajosa Sopeña, Juan
  • Yagüe Panadero, Agustín
  • González Ortega, Eloy
  • Münch, Jürgen
  • Oza, Nilay
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 14th International Conference Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2013
Event Dates: June 12-14, 2013
Event Location: Paphos, Cyprus
Title of Book: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Título de Revista/Publicación: Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Product-Focused Software Process Improvement. 14th International Conference, PROFES 2013
Date: 2013
ISSN: 0302-9743
Volume: 7983
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Cloud-based software development, distributed software development,DSD, global software development, case study, empirical software engineering,offshore software development, cloud computing, benefits and risks of using cloud.
Faculty: E.U. de Informática (UPM)
Department: Organización y Estructura de la Información [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Cloud-based infrastructure has been increasingly adopted by the industry in distributed software development (DSD) environments. Its proponents claim that its several benefits include reduced cost, increased speed and greater productivity in software development. Empirical evaluations, however, are in the nascent stage of examining both the benefits and the risks of cloud-based infrastructure. The objective of this paper is to identify potential benefits and risks of using cloud in a DSD project conducted by teams based in Helsinki and Madrid. A cross-case qualitative analysis is performed based on focus groups conducted at the Helsinki and Madrid sites. Participants observations are used to supplement the analysis. The results of the analysis indicated that the main benefits of using cloud are rapid development, continuous integration, cost savings, code sharing, and faster ramp-up. The key risks determined by the project are dependencies, unavailability of access to the cloud, code commitment and integration, technical debt, and additional support costs. The results revealed that if such environments are not planned and set up carefully, the benefits of using cloud in DSD projects might be overshadowed by the risks associated with it.

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Item ID: 29327
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/29327/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:29327
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-39259-7_19
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 11 Jun 2014 08:46
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 11:44
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