Building The Optimum Outsource Model

The CEO’s best practice considerations in building a high-functioning software development team.

The success or failure of outsourcing doesn’t rest with R&D alone; software CEOs need to create the right expectations to facilitate maximum resource productivity. This report provides key guidelines for setting up an outsourced business model using lessons learned from outsourcing expert, Rony Lerner of Tripwire.

After reading this 6 page informative eBook you will be able to:

  • Understand the Best Practices for the Ideal Software Outsourcing Model
  • Understand How a to Build a Partnership with an Outsource Provider
  • Understand How to Evaluate Outsource Success

Published: January 1, 2018 | 6 pages

Guidelines and considerations for CEOs looking to measure
software outsourcing benefits:

The equation is not as simple as one outsourced body = one local body. Lerner cautions against the naive impulse to regard outsourcing from a rudimentary, financial perspective. The productivity of an outsourced worker will not measure equally to the productivity of an in-house worker. For example, a CEO has to realize that the time zone challenge of offshore resources based in Russia or India is not a simple 9-12 hours of separation; it’s an exponential 27-36 hours. By the time the local software team realizes a problem in the software code, twelve hours have elapsed. It then takes an additional 9-12 hours for the offshore resource to (optimally) achieve resolution. Another twelve hours go by before the team learns the results. And the cycle begins again. In building his nearshore team, Lerner relies on his nearshore outsourcing to reduce the number of time and productivity issues he experiences with offshore. “Most issues of time zone and language are non-existent” with nearshoring, he says, making it ideal for Tripwire’s situation. For that reason, Lerner advocates nearshore outsourcing as the more ideal model when it comes
to resolving the exponential impact of time zone issues. The proximity of nearshore resources
can reduce or eliminate delays, resulting in cost and scheduling savings.


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