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Off-shoring debate: Time to rethink

The era of off-shoring is over. The data shows that the wage differential between “here” and “there” is no longer as stunning as it once was. Labor costs in China and India, the main outsourcing hubs, have been going up … Continue reading

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But what about diversity?

Modern thinking places a lot of importance on having a diversified team.   Younger people, older people, men and women, people of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds bring more competitiveness and an entrepreneurial spirit to the project.  Diverse teams are shown … Continue reading

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Road Trip

Imagine planning a long road trip, say from Texas to Alaska. Many Agile classes and presentations have used this as an analogy in exercises about adapting to change. The same analogy can demonstrate means of adaptation to using distributed resources … Continue reading

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Global viewpoints: bright lines in the sand

Outsourcing is risky business. A large part of creating a company is building a set of values, organizing a team around a cause, creating and sharing a vibe with like-minded people. Hiring an outside vendor to do part of your … Continue reading

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Distributed Team Potential Pitfalls – Post #4: Distributed A(a)gile

This is the fourth in a series of posts on Distributed Team Potential Pitfalls.  This post will discuss potential risks when implementing the Agile methodology with Distributed teams. No one will argue that having an Agile team all in the … Continue reading

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