Application Development & Integration

Globalizing Software R&D: Insights & Best Practices (Peak Performance)

To bring high-quality products to market quickly and cost-effectively, enterprises are increasingly turning to globally based software R&D partners. In this report Peter Harrison, CEO of Global Logic, a leading provider of global software product development services, discusses the benefits and challenges of global development projects and offers insight and advice to IT professionals considering globalizing software R&D in their organizations.

Track: Peak Performance
Methodologies and proven practices that advance the management skills of IT professionals

Learning Objectives:

By viewing this program you will learn about:

  • Global Software R&D and what it involves
  • The challenges and benefits of a global software development model
  • The evolution of Global Software R&D, and likely paths for the future.
  • The the Agile software development methodology
  • Best practices for those considering Globalizing Software R

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Peter Harrison - Presenter
Peter Harrison is passionate about software and has spent the last twenty-two years committed to improving the way software is built. He joined GlobalLogic in 2002 when it was 20 people. Today GlobalLogic employs nearly 3,000 people in 20 locations around the world. In recent years the company has emerged as the leader in a new category of outsourced software product development.

Prior to joining GlobalLogic, Harrison was SVP, Field Operations at Versata, a leading provider of rules automation software. While at Versata, he grew revenues from $1 million to $56 million in just four years. Harrison was instrumental in growing sales and service from 10 to over 300 people during the same period. Versata completed an IPO in 2000 that at the time ranked in the top 25 best openings of all time.

Prior to Versata, Harrison was a co-founder of Seer Technologies, where as VP Sales he helped grow revenues from $0 to $120 million in five years that resulted in the company completing an IPO in 1995. At Seer, he played a leading role in establishing international field operations that swiftly grew to represent over 50% of revenues. Harrison has a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering from Birmingham University, UK.

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  • Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 8 or higher
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  • Windows or Mac OS

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Course Code : WIT-1751

Length : 30min

Format Type : eLearning

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