Towards agility in design in global component-based development

Julia Kotlarsky, Ilan Oshri, Kuldeep Kumar, Jos van Hillegersberg

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The potential benefits of implementing Component-Based Development (CBD) methodologies in a globally distributed environment are many. Lessons from the
aeronautics, automotive, electronics and computer hardware industries, in which Component-Based (CB) architectures have been successfully employed for
setting up globally distributed design and production activities, have consistently shown that firms have managed to increase the rate of reused components
and sub-assemblies, and to speed up the design and production process of new products.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-127
Number of pages5
JournalCommunications of the ACM
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2008


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Kotlarsky, J., Oshri, I., Kumar, K., & van Hillegersberg, J. (2008). Towards agility in design in global component-based development. Communications of the ACM, 51(9), 123-127.