Category Archives: Offshoring

4 skills of an effective distributed software development team manager

Managing remote, globally distributed teams, is no easy task. During the past 10 years I have seen all sides of this role, good and bad. I want to share some of the competencies I think are fundamental to be an …

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The 3 vital factors for successful offshore software development

In  offshore software development, you must be aware of 3 vital  factors below that will certainly help you to get the maximum value from your offshore team. 1. From working agile to living agile A lot of organizations found that …

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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: http://www.everestgrp.com/2015-02-the-truth-in-ibm-and-tcs-layoffs-and-what-it-means-to-services-industry-customers-and-providers-sherpas-in-blue-shirts-16509.html A short excerpt that I address in this blog: Both companies recognize that they don’t have enough of the new skills needed …

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Ekipa.co: 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 Ekipa.co changes this.  Based on over 10 …

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