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Optimizing the Total Cost of Ownership on an Outsourcing Software Development Project Part 2

In the first part of this article, we reviewed the concept of Total Cost of Ownership (TOC) and outlined five key variables that determine the TCO for software development projects: Process, Quality, Risk, Productivity and Co...
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Optimizing the Total Cost of Ownership on an outsourcing software development project

Optimizing the Total Cost of Ownership on an outsourcing software development project
​When outsourcing software development projects, comparing vendors with different price points can be very difficult. We propose variables that should be taken into account when deciding which vendor is most likely to produce the lowest Total Co...
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The key attributes for a successful outsourcing software vendor relationship

The key attributes for a successful outsourcing software vendor relationship
​Your relationship with an outsourcing software vendor might be one of the most important ones when they work on key projects or technologies for your company. Nurturing a good relationship is never a static formula as all projects and relationships ...
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How to fund an Agile Software Development Project

How to fund an Agile Software Development Project
​This is Part 6 of the series of articles "Why go Agile?"When first introduced to Agile, clients often react with phrases like "ok, from a technical perspective this makes sense, but how do I sell this to my CEO?" PSL believes Agile methodologies sho...
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So, how Agile Software Development stacks in practice?

So, how Agile Software Development stacks in practice?
This is Part 5 of the series of articles "Why go Agile?"The philosophy of Agile Software Development sounds very nice in theory, but how does it stack up in practice? At PSL, as nearshore/offshore software development vendors, we have deployed dozens...
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Is there a better way to do software?

Is there a better way to do software?
This is Part 4 of the series of articles "Why go Agile?" Yes, there certainly is a better way to do software development. And at PSL we believe it is Agile, specifically under SCRUM. More than a development methodology, Agile answers to a philosophy ...
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What was the end result of traditional software development methodologies?

This is Part 3 of the series of articles "Why go Agile?" In essence, RUP and the waterfall approach, even when done under judicious process discipline, still attempted to be predictive software development methodologies. That is to say, they wanted t...
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Traditional software engineering, CMMi and its problems

Traditional software engineering, CMMi and its problems
This is Part 2 of the series of articles "Why go Agile?"Well into the 1980s the largest buyer of software development services in the world, the US Department of Defense, was having trouble getting projects done on time, on budget and with the right ...
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