Researching into Follow-the-Sun Software Development: Challenges and Opportunities
Several organizations that develop software in global scale face issues related to coordination, communication and culture. The Follow-the-Sun (FTS) strategy is a type of global development with the purpose of reducing the duration of the project development and hence, increases productivity. However, FTS is not easy and it is not well discussed in the literature, with few studies discussing challenges and research opportunities. In order to promote a better understanding of FTS, this paper presents the state of the art about FTS, as well as the challenges and research opportunities, helping others in the planning of future studies in this area.