Succeeding with Offshore Development

In this course you will be guided through logical steps in order to lower the risk and increase the chances of succeeding with your goals for offshore development.
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(60)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Oct 23, 2013
Duration
1h 38m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(60)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Oct 23, 2013
Duration
1h 38m
Description

Getting offshore development right is often hard; it is not a beginner’s game. In this course you will be guided through logical steps in order to lower the risk and increase the chances of succeeding with your goals for offshore development. You will be taken from basic understanding and setup to maintaining, extending and even valuable advice on closing down and back-shoring your operation. The author has almost a decade of experience with different offshore teams and will share tactical and practical advice throughout the course.

About the author
About the author

Jan-Erik Sandberg is an international author and a requested speaker. He has coached agile teams since 2001 and is a veteran coder. He is currently working at Q-Free. Q-Free is a leading IOT company supporting Smart City development in more than 40 countries.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction to Offshore Development
Succeeding with Offshore Development, Introduction to Offshore Development. In this module, I will guide you through the different offshore concepts, hurdles, and models. We will discuss the different types of contracts used in offshoring, and we will look into the reasons for doing offshoring at all. And then we will look into the cost picture of doing offshoring. As there is a lot you need to consider when calculating the cost of starting an offshore development.

Set up and Maintain your Operation
Succeeding with offshore development, set up and maintain your operation. In this module, we will discuss the different methodologies and models, and how to pick the right one. We will also look at the way to figure out which parts of your product or operations is most suited for offshoring. Understanding how to plan your implementation is an important step for succeeding with offshoring, so we'll spend some time on that, and we will l also look at different ways of communicating in a development project. To understand the real value of your operation, using good metrics and KPI's can be a great tool, and I'll share with you the best set of KPI's I've seen so far. At the end of this module, I'll share some important tips for extending your site.

Back-shoring
Succeeding with Offshore Development. Back-shoring. Back-shoring or re-shoring as it's called is the act of moving an off-shored project back to the originating country. This is the opposite of doing off-shoring and it has become a more and more common topic for offshore practitioners over the last couple of years. In this module, we will discuss some of the reasons for doing re-shoring and how you can plan for it. Keeping up the motivation is important, so we will spend some time on that. And I'll guide you through a simple checklist for when you are ready to do the actual close-down of the remote initiative. Generally, in this module I would have a focus on a medium or large operation.