Ecosystems and Ultra-Large Scale Systems

Readings

Herbsleb, J. D., Muller-Birn, C. and Towne, W. B. The VistA Ecosystem: Current Status and Future Directions. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh,PA, 2010.  (Read Appendices A and B, pp. 41-65.)

Northrop, L., et al. Ultra-Large-Scale Systems The Software Challenge of the Future. Software Engineering Institute, Pittsburgh, 2006. (Read sections 1-3.)

Additional Resources

Gurbani, V. K., Garvert, A. and Herbsleb, J. D. (2006). A case study of a corporate open source development model. In Proceedings, International Conference on Software engineering, Shanghai, China, pp. 472–481.

Iansiti, M. and Levien, R. The keystone advantage: what the new dynamics of business ecosystems mean for strategy, innovation, and sustainability. Harvard Business Press, 2004.

Iyer, B., Lee, C. H. and Venkatraman, N. Managing in a “Small World Ecosystem”: Lessons from the Software Sector. California Management Review, 48, 3 (2006), 28-47.

Tapscott, D. and Williams, A. D. Wikinomics: How mass collaboration changes everything. Portfolio Trade, New York, 2008.  Chapter 7.