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Want to go agile in your company but never done it before?

Want to go agile in your company but never done it before?
Many IT managers find themselves in the difficult position of seeking to "disrupt" the way their organization has traditionally confronted software development. Often this is a felt need more than a simple curiosity: they realize their organization is not rolling product fast enough to market, or that their services are lagging behind competitors. ...
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Should I prioritize on price or prioritize on value when looking for an offshore IT services partner?

Should I prioritize on price or prioritize on value when looking for an offshore IT services partner?
Many clients look to software outsourcing as a way to get a better bang for their buck. Because of price differentials between global economies, this is clearly one of the advantages of offshoring IT services. However, there are probably tens of thousands of companies globally whose prices will beat your local market rates (specially if you are loc...
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Five tips to convince your purchasing department about “going agile” and using a price and material model to pay for software development projects.

Five  tips to convince your purchasing department about “going agile” and using a price and material model to pay for software development projects.
Many IT managers resist the temptation of going agile (which implies working under a time and materials model) because they believe their managers, or their purchasing department, or whoever approves a budgetary expenditure, will not easily approve a T & M project.It is easy to see that for someone who has not been directly involve...
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I need an offshore software development partner. Should I opt for Asia or Latin America?

I need an offshore software development partner.  Should I opt for Asia or Latin America?
For many years, India has been the most popular "outsourcing" or "offshoring" software destination. This has been fundamentally due to price, as well as to the availability of software engineers in this gigantic country (and is partly also motivated by the successful diaspora of Indian talent into the US, which creates networks and con...
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Should I use a traditional RFI / RFP model to select a nearshore or offshore outsourcing IT vendor?

Should I use a traditional RFI / RFP model to select a nearshore or offshore outsourcing IT vendor?
As a nearshore IT firm, we often get many requests to participate in an RFI / RFP project. At a first glance, and RFI / RFP process looks like a structured, disciplined and fair methodology to choose a vendor, but in the final analysis, in our opinion and experience, it produces terrible results for the client. Here is our take on why ...
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