Outsourcing Agile Development

Outsourcing Agile Development

Historically, outsourcing arrangements have been characterized by fixed statements of work, long contracts with vendors overseas and top down management of tasks and activities. It was relatively straight forward but typically yielded off-hour calls and errors due to lack of real time communication between product management and the development team.

Outsourcing Agile software development is a different animal. The very nature of Agile’s changing requirements, need for a high level of collaboration and self-organizing teams requires a different approach than was found in your parents’ outsourcing arrangements. You may have desired outcomes in mind but lack a clear scope of work. Maybe you haven’t outsourced development before. Or maybe you have gone overseas and were underwhelmed with the results. So, where do you start? When outsourcing Agile, you need a process and a strategy.

In this paper, we’ll explore just some of the options, considerations and best practices to outsource Agile teams and try to help you avoid some of the mistakes that others have made.

What You Will Learn in this eBook:

  • Best Practices for Managing Distributed Teams
  • Criteria for Assessing Agile Service Providers
  • How to Mitigate the Risks of Outsourcing
  • Considerations for Selecting the Right Outsource Model
  • The Ins-and-Outs of Contracts and Pricing
  • How to Measure Performance of Your Distributed Team

Published: March 20, 2020 | 10 pages


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