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We can evaluate Agile maturity of your organization in 4 hours

Published by Guntis Urtans on Monday, October 21, 2013 12:25

Here is how:

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Drupal outsourcing research

Published by Guntis Urtans on Friday, October 04, 2013 14:15

We have recently received certain customer interest in Drupal project outsourcing and therefore decided to launch Drupal Outsourcing research in order to obtain more information about nearshore vendors providing Drupal development services.

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Bulletproof Outsourcing

Published by Guntis Urtans on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 11:00

Is your software project outsourcing bulletproof or vulnerable? Ask these questions before you start your outsourcing journey:

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Why we launched outsourcing vendor Agile maturity assessment

Published by Guntis Urtans on Friday, August 30, 2013 11:00

When you need to select a company for your project you are dealing with a set of requirements and selection criteria. Technical capabilities of the prospective team can be assessed based on resumes and interviews with candidates. Domain experience can be rated by the list of project references. What if Agile experience is one of project requirements? How to compare Agile experience and maturity of your potential service providers?

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Partner vs. Vendor Mentality

Published by Alex Adamopoulos on Thursday, August 29, 2013 23:20

Why did you start your business? Why did you accept that role that you’re in now? Was it just the opportunity to make more money or was it also because you believe in doing that type of work, either as a business or employee? Chances are it’s a bit of both. Most professionals I speak with really enjoy their chosen vocation; they may not always enjoy the company they work for or the challenges that come with the role but they do enjoy the type of work and realizing the rewards that can come from it.

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Do a pilot not a demo, when selecting outsourcing partner

Published by Guntis Urtans on Friday, December 07, 2012 16:35

Frequently our customers who have software development work to be outsourced, decide to start with a pilot. But beware of the exact definition of the pilot. In selling mode, some vendors execute something completely different to leverage the sales opportunity and you might end up with a big surprise.

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Requirements for an ODC and a Project are different

Published by Guntis Urtans on Sunday, December 02, 2012 14:20

The Offshore Development Centre is in many cases a preferred solution that provides the true long-term benefits of outsourcing software development. The requirements differ from the ones used when outsourcing a single project. Here is how.

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The Offshore Development Center: ODC

Published by Alex Adamopoulos on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 16:20

In an article I published sometime ago titled The Optimum Sourcing Model, I discussed the common variations that companies use when looking to establish the right outsourcing model for their organization. I wanted to expand on this a bit further as a result of recent conversations with two different large global financial services companies.

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Outsourcing or Captive? Which is the best alternative?

Published by Guntis Urtans on Tuesday, October 02, 2012 17:45

When there is need for software development capacity, you have 3 basic options: Hire locally, hire in a low cost region or outsource the work to a contractor. We have earlier discussed when outsourcing is a good plan. As many CIOs rule out a local supplier or local hiring due to the high cost, which option of Captive or Outsourcing is the best?

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Outsourcer says: Do Not Outsource Your Software Development!

Published by Peter Vaihansky on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 19:40

Yes, you read that right. I work for a software development outsourcing firm, and I am telling you not to outsource. But why not? Everyone’s doing it, and everyone can’t be mistaken, right? The common perception is that outsourcing saves money based on labor arbitrage. There may be other factors, but mainly companies do it in order to get more software, probably faster, for less money.

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