What is Offshoring 2.1?
Together with our partners – a software company based in Saigon, Vietnam provides Offshore capabilities, and good to know the management onsite in Vietnam is either german or swiss.
What is Offshoring 2.1?
Traditional Offshoring (Offshoring 1.0)
The customer gives a „book“ of requirements to the vendor, expects an estimation, a price and an
end date for this specification. At this date, he receives a result. But until they receive the result,
the specification is usually out-dated. In worst cases the customer cannot even sell his product
because of lack of understanding of the specifications or missing important features, which were not
initially planned in the specs.
Agile Offshoring (Offshoring 2.0)
Instead of specifying all requirements in the beginning, agile approaches concentrate on deliver
quickly usable modules after iterations of 2 or 3 weeks. The software is not yet completed but the
customer gets so quickly an overview of the requested software. Misunderstandings or missing
features are found quickly and can be flexibly integrated into the next iterations.The customer gets,
what he needs and not what he specified weeks or months ago.
Continuous communication between the vendor and the customer is the most important requirement
for this approach. Only then customer feedback can easily implemented and changes of priorities
prioritization of features are possible. Additionally it is important, that customers and vendors see
themselves as partners with responsibilities for both.
Intercultural Communication (Offshoring 2.1)
As c ommunication is the decisive factor already in software development within one company, it gets
even more important within Offshoring and Agile Offshoring. Therefore a management of people from
the same cultural area as the customer are appointed to assure the progress and the quality of the
software development. With weekly status-meetings and full ac cess to the same productive tools as
the vendor, the customer knows at every time the status of the project. This ensures the important
customer feedback without cultural or even lingual barriers. The customer profits from an open
communication and a full transparency during the cooperation.
As you already figured out we offer Agile Software Development with SCRUM.
And we can provide you one fixed developer – as long as you need him/her.
Technologies used: mainly .net, c#, but the more java as well
and as my partner have long term Microsoft experience they are familiar with Sharepoint Development too
and already have helped custimers to migrate from Sharepoint 2007 to Sharepoint 2010.
Last but not least for interested potential customers a virtual meeting in Saigon can be arranged, to provide you better feeling how the people are working.
If it’s real need, sure we can provide you nearshore services and onsite support, too.
Questions? Feel free to give me a quick call or drop me an email – will be glad to help.
For more about the new services – visit me here – http://itservices-en.jutta-staudach.de/