Author Archives: Hugo Messer

About Hugo Messer

Hugo Messer is a Dutch entrepreneur, distributed agile team specialist, and author. He is the founder and owner of Bridge Global, a software services provider, and, an agile coaching agency. He has been building and managing teams around the world for the past several years. His passion is to enable people that are spread across cultures, geography and time zones to cooperate. Whether it’s offshoring or nearshoring, he knows what it takes to make global cooperation work.

Requirements versus partnership

18 February 2015 Offshoring

One recurring theme in software development is ‘requirements’. This seems to be one of the most challenging starting point of any software development project. My experience is that the crucial point is ‘explaining what you have in mind, what you …

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Are the IT dinosaurs dead?

10 February 2015 Offshoring

I read about the IBM and TCS layoffs. Everest Group did an interesting analysis of both cases: A short excerpt that I address in this blog: Both companies recognize that they don’t have enough of the new skills needed …

Read More outsourcing reinvented

10 February 2015 Offshoring

Many organisations outsource their software development. After decades of experience, it is still a challenge to find and select the right provider and get your ideas implemented as you envision.The recently launched marketplace changes this.  Based on over 10 …

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Lisette Sutherland, author of Collaboration Superpowers, did an interview with Hugo Messer. In the interview, Lisette and Hugo discuss Hugo’s experience setting up Bridge, starting offices in India and Ukraine, the books he’s published and what does and does not work …

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The future of work is remote

11 November 2014 Offshoring

The past decade, more work is done remotely than every before, all fueled by technology and globalization. Companies facilitate working from home, outsource more and move work offshore. I think it fits us humans. Before the industrial revolution, there were no offices. People worked from home. Our ancestors were chasing deer in the forest and would probably think we’re crazy sitting inside a cubicle all day long. Working from home gives more freedom, time with your family and less distractions.

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