International Journal of Computer Applications 40 , May Global Software Development GSD is the process of developing software by globally distributed teams and it has become increasingly popular due to the many benefits it offers. Reduced costs, access to a wide range of skilled people and reduction in application development time are the major attractions to GSD. Agile methods are popular software development methodologies that help companies deliver high quality products rapidly. Agile methods heavily rely on frequent informal communication between all stakeholders of the project. GSD introduces time, cultural and geographical barriers to this requirement.
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Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. DOI: Beside the extensive benefits that agile methods offer to GSD and LSD, it also possesses a number of critical issues to both environments during the whole course of software development life cycle SDLC.
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Skip to Main Content. A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions. The literature on using Scrum, one of the most popular agile approaches, in distributed development projects has steadily been growing.
Due to increasing interest in distributed agile software development, there is a need to systematically review the literature on challenges encountered in the agile software development environment. Using the Systematic Literature Review SLR approach, 32 relevant publications, dated between and were selected from four electronic databases. Data from these publications were extracted to identify the key challenges across the system development life cycle SDLC phases, which essentially are short phases in each agile-based iteration.