Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
 
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (2) | Ignore Thread Prev Thread | Next Thread
Author: WednesdaysChild Three stars, 500 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 549  
Subject: Experiences with offshore companies? Date: 1/23/2007 1:54 AM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 0
Hello - I am a project manager with a financial services firm.

We have had a very difficult time trying to offshore our production and project work.

Anyone have any tips or books to recommend on how to make the process smoother?

Thanks for your help. Wednesday
Print the post Back To Top
Author: ComputerOldFogey Two stars, 250 posts Old School Fool CAPS All Star Global Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 544 of 549
Subject: Re: Experiences with offshore companies? Date: 1/23/2007 10:12 AM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 0
There are a lot of different strategies, based on your goals and the type of project.

In general, offshoring production and project work requires a very high amount of communication between the onshore and offshore teams, and also higher communication with the client.

Creating a big requirements document and throwing it over the fence to the developers does not work.

You should expect a much more interactive process with almost daily meetings with the offshore team, and if possible, weekly reviews of material with the client (internal or external), atleast until the project proves itself.

Iterative methodologies like Agile (including extreme programming), or interative RUP seem to help because they focus on constant communication and feedback loops from the client to the development team. These methodologies are generally new to the Indian team, so you may need to overcome some resistence to make them happen.

Just my two cents.



Print the post Back To Top
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (2) | Ignore Thread Prev Thread | Next Thread
Advertisement