Agile Outsourcing: End User Metrics in Software Development

What happens when users are dissatisfied with the results of outsourcing efforts? Whether it is outsourced software development or other IT functions, dissatisfied users implement “shadow efforts”...
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Augmentum Gets Real about Outsourcing to China

Augmentum, one of the new breed of US-China software development companies focused on outsourcing, has a goal — a big goal — for its first decade of business: to grow to 40,000 people and have...
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Digite Processes Software Development

Stoking the engine of application development is hard enough when everybody works in the same office. It gets amply more difficult when you divide the work among two offices — say, one in the US...
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Agile Outsourcing: Metrics for Outsourced Software Development

Your software development effort has been outsourced to a CMM Level 5 vendor. You think you have strict project management controls and disciplined measurement and reporting of metrics. After all, you...
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Crawl, Walk, Run Strategy Leads to Success in Offshore Outsourcing

Some companies have successfully leveraged offshoring to grow their businesses. Others have failed in this arena by incurring “hidden” costs, due to a lack of planning and the inability to...
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Agile Outsourcing: The Power of Contextual Enquiry

Let me admit it! I’m a big fan of the wisdom proffered by baseball legend Yogi Berra. And nothing captures contextual enquiry better than this one from him, even though he may or may not know anything...
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Using DFSS To Improve Offshore Outsourcing Efficiency

Offshore outsourcing of software development work has been subject to wild variations in success and efficiency. A Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) approach is one way that your software organization can make...
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I Was a Newbie to Project Outsourcing

I'm a young entrepreneur. In this article I share the process I went through to turn one of my ideas into reality. To make it happen, I relied on outsourcing the creative and Web development aspects of...
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How a Start-Up Software Company Outsourced Testing

If you're in a start-up software situation and you finally have a reference customer willing to try out the new offering, you don't want to blow it by giving them a version of the software that's not really...
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9 Tips about Outsourcing Your Software Testing

Not ready to trust a service provider with the full lifecycle of software development? Maybe you'd be more comfortable trying outsourcing with a discrete but vital aspect of the work — like testing....
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