Speed, Data, and Ecosystems: Excelling in a Software-Driven World


Speed, Data, and Ecosystems Excelling in a Software-Driven World book cover

Jan Bosch

December 8, 2016 by CRC Press
Reference – 313 Pages – 50 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138198180 – CAT# K31348
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Innovations in Software Engineering and Software Development Series


  • Provides a integrated, high-level perspective on software development with detailed, actionable and concrete methods and techniques and tools for achieving the desired outcomes in the context of an organization
  • Focuses on the areas companies grapple with the most: speed, data, and ecosystems
  • Covers agile development practices, continuous integration, and continuous deployment, as well as all of the relevant dimensions of large scale software development, including system and software architecture
  • Explores data-driven decision making in R&D, and the management and utilization of the massive amounts of data companies collect
  • Addresses the transition of companies from being internally focused to being ecosystem oriented, including analyzing what a company is uniquely good at and where it adds value and, subsequently, relying on its ecosystem of partners and suppliers to deliver everything else


As software R&D investment increases, the benefits from short feedback cycles using technologies such as continuous deployment, experimentation-based development, and multidisciplinary teams require a fundamentally different strategy and process. This book will cover the three overall challenges that companies are grappling with: speed, data and ecosystems. Speed deals with shortening the cycle time in R&D. Data deals with increasing the use of and benefit from the massive amounts of data that companies collect. Ecosystems address the transition of companies from being internally focused to being ecosystem oriented by analyzing what the company is uniquely good at and where it adds value.

Author Bio

In the spring of 2011, after 8 years in industry, Jan Bosch returned to academia as a professor of software engineering at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. Earlier, he worked as VP Engineering Process and VP Open Innovation for Intuit in Mountain View, California. Prior to joining Intuit, he worked for several years at Nokia Research Center. Before that, he was a full professor of Software Engineering at the University of Groningen. His main research interests are in software architecture assessment, design and representation, software product lines, including variability management, organizational approaches and product family architecture design, design erosion, component-oriented software engineering, object-oriented frameworks and design patterns.

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