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When offshore meet Agile take-1

Author by admin - February 17, 2011

Imagine a construction project in India implemented for an American client. The project has been estimated, priced and initiated although no building blue prints were produced. The client has never visited the construction site, nor has he met the project manager or any of the construction staff. The client has not yet firmly decided whether [...]


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When offshore meet Agile take-2

Author by admin - February 17, 2011

The best way to demonstrate the simple concept of agile development is through an example: A few months ago I traveled to India and Thailand for my honeymoon. When my wife and I arrived to Bangkok, I decided (like many other business men visiting Thailand) to seize the opportunity and get myself a real “Armani-like” [...]

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When Offshore meet Agile – Take 3

Author by admin - February 17, 2011

Agile development recognizes that in reality the development process is spiral and involves frequent “regressions” to earlier phases, and creates an iterative process that imitates reality. It breaks the project down into short development cycles, generally monthly or bi-monthly. Each of these cycles covers detailed design, development and testing of the software segment – a [...]

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Agile Fixed-Price

Author by admin - February 17, 2011

From time to time I am beeing asked if it is always possible to utilize Agile software development in offshore outsourcing. Here’s a response I posted to such question: “What happens if the customer is not familiar ith Agile methods, can you still utlize Agile development methodology in such a project?” From our experience at [...]

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On Attrition and Turnover

Author by admin - February 17, 2011

I recently had two separated discussions with two of my colleagues who employ an offshore outsourcing facility in India. Interestingly one of them told me that he had experienced 100% turnover in an 18 month period, while the other had not even a single developer leaving his team for the last two years (!). This [...]


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SaaS in the eyes of an offshore provider

Author by admin - February 17, 2011

This lecture was given during Software 07 – the larget event for Hi-Tech/ISV companies in Israel. It describes the pros and cons of SaaS – Software As A Service from our perspective. This case study was done on Lighthouse – a SaaS-based PLM we, at Ignite, use to manage offshore software development projects. SaaS in [...]


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5 minutes on Offshore challenges for CIOs

Author by admin - February 17, 2011

Here’s a nice clip I found on Tech Republic summarizing the main offshore challenges. If one will implement the measures to avoid the challenges described in this 5 minutes clip – you’re half way to success in your offshore software development project. An Indian colleague of mine once told me: “There are no problems in [...]


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Agile and TOC – Can oil and water mix?

Author by admin - February 17, 2011

This is my lestest lecture on combining Agile and TOC together. Can oil and water mix? The end result is not exactly Agile and not exaclty theory of constraints but when taking concepts of TOC in the macro-management and Agile concepts for the micro-management something very interesting happens. http://www.slideshare.net/aviram37/agile-and-toc/edit?src=slideview Ignite latest fixed-price projects are managed [...]

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Flex vs. Silverlight

Author by admin - February 17, 2011

We had a SD Forum gathering few days ago. The subject was UI and Usability. I compared Flex and Silverlight pros and cons: Flex vs. silverlight View more presentations from Aviram Eisenberg.

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The Hidden Costs of a Software Product

Author by admin - February 17, 2011

The following presentation was presented as part of my latest lecture in the SD FOrum – the Israeli Software Development Management Forum that was gathred in June 2010 to discuss the non-functional requirements of a software product. In this lecture I ellaborated some of my lessons on non-functional requirements that eventually become part of the [...]


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