What is the secret to success in offshoring?

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 ekipa.co., 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.

3 thoughts on “What is the secret to success in offshoring?
  1. Hi Hugo

    Just read your article on the website. I absolutely agree with you. Nowadays most companies want to focus on their core business and offshore side business. But the quality of offshored projects could affect core business performance, hence it’s critical to choose carefully. In the selection process, intelligent people and open & clear communiction are key determinants to lay a solide foundation for a high quality offshoring project.

  2. Being on the other side, where companies usually offshore projects to us, I would say that communication is key.
    Finding someone you can trust with your projects takes time and building a solid relationship is costly, but once you find that individual/company that is always there for you when you need them and that you can discuss with, things get done quickly and with excellent results.

  3. Je hebt vooral veel duidelijkheid nodig aan beide kanten. Men werkt daar meer hiërarchisch dan bij ons. Je moet duidelijke contactpersonen hebben.
    Vergeet ook niet dat ze het lastig vinden om voor hun fouten uit te komen. Deze mensen zijn nogal trots op zichzelf. Qua kennis en kunde vormen ze de bovenlaag van de samenleving. Als je ze face tot face hebt gesproken gat het vaak een stuk beter.
    Je moet ze ook niet zien als een programmeerfabriek dat wordt niet gewaardeerd.