Date Added: Aug 2012
Global Software Development (GSD) is an emerging trend to perform software development activities across national boundaries. Despite of the benefits gained from GSD, there are certain challenges associated with it. Amongst these challenges one of the critical challenge, which has comparatively little attention in software engineering research community, is the integration of products and components developed by different teams at different locations. This paper is to design SLR protocol to identify the challenges associated with software/product integration based on project size and product type in GSD environment from vendor's perspective and to identify the factors to be addressed before, during and after the integration process by the vendor organisations.