Four Reasons Expat-Run Software Teams Aren’t Always Best

If there is one type of offshore development team that always gets my attention, it’s the expat-run software team. In theory, this model combines the savings of offshore development with familiar western leadership and management – a perfect combination. That is, except when it’s not.  Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and

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Overdue Project: 4 Types of Contractors

It’s not a secret that any project may last longer than it was planned. And everything is quite simple if this is entirely your project: it is only you who should be blamed. But what will happen if it is your contractor who fails to deliver the project on time? The question becomes crucial when

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Holding Agile Stand-Up Meetings with Offshore Teams

A winning approach to handle this is to have two meetings, one for each location, and then elect a person to act as liaison between the teams. This allows both teams to have the standup meeting on their own terms, at a convenient time, and realize the efficiency that standup meetings can bring. The liaison from both sides as tasked with making sure that everyone across the entire team is made aware of everyone’s progress and issues, if any.

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Switching to a New Software Team? Read This!

A large percentage of our clients are frustrated with their software team and are hoping to find a better one. We can always find them a great team to start working with, but there is still the matter of transitioning to the new team without undue drama, expense, or stress.

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