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  • Q&A with the Authors on "Requirements: The Masterclass LiveLessons-Traditional, Agile, Outsourcing"

    by Rui Miguel Ferreira on  Apr 17, 2016

    Suzanne and James Robertson, authors of numerous publications in the requirements field, launched a video course called "Requirements: The Masterclass LiveLessons-Traditional, Agile, Outsourcing". InfoQ interviewed them on these video lessons to get further insights into some of the topics addressed.

  • Build Your Own Offshore Development Team - or Not?

    by Yousef Awad on  Apr 06, 2016 3

    When you absolutely positively MUST build your own offshore dev team to get the quality you need, consider NOT. There is an argument for ‘owning’ vs ‘renting’ when it comes to leveraging an offshore dev team, the author disagrees with the idea that building one’s own team is better than outsourcing the job. He knows what it takes to do it right, and it isn't easy.

  • "Outsourcing is Bad": Why Good Vendors Agree

    by Yousef Awad on  Dec 14, 2015

    Today all companies are software companies and all software must get coded right and get coded fast. This requires a team with shared culture, shared risk, shared accountability. Some would say this isn’t possible with outsourcing. The author believes it is possible and that it’s the only type of outsourcing that will survive.

Total Talent Management: A Systems Approach to Agility

Posted by Jas Chong on  Apr 27, 2015

Core HRM responsibilities normally apply solely to standard company employees. Total talent management aim to do HRM for the total workforce, including temporary workers, contractors and consultants.

Shipping-to-Partner or Partnership?

Posted by Henk Woolschot on  Feb 11, 2015

Due to globalization and supply chain management, a single company cannot operate on its own anymore. This article provides models to help you to get insight in the relationships with your partners.

How to Remain Agile When You Have to Sign a Contract?

Posted by Paweł Bejger, Peter Horsten on  Jan 29, 2015

This is a case story of how a supplier cooperated with a client to develop a huge project in an Agile way, by cutting it into smaller pieces and prepare a matching contract based on mutual trust.

Three Steps to Success in Delivering Your Offshore Project

Posted by Andy Jordan on  Nov 11, 2014

When you are dealing with a team of people who are separated from you, working together during project planning and recognizing that you both share the same concerns increases the chances of success.

How to Select the Right People

Posted by Zhenya Rozinskiy on  Oct 22, 2014

People are not widgets that can simply be fitted to a specific spot and just work. Zhenya Rozinskiy covers steps required for building remote teams and shares his own experiences.

Working Together, Sitting Apart

Posted by Hugo Messer on  Oct 05, 2014

This article is the first article in a series on managing remote teams, which shares experiences in developing a process for remote collaboration.

Interview with Simon Brown about Sustainable Competence

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 14, 2013

InfoQ did an interview with Simon Brown about sustainable competence for continuous improvement, balancing people and processes, and software quality and architecture.

Interview with Capers Jones on Measuring for Agile Adoption

Posted by Ben Linders on  May 30, 2013

Capers Jones shows how you can measure productivity and quality, and looks at agile practices that have proved to be beneficial for teams. 1

Interview and Book Review: Enterprise Software Delivery

Posted by Craig Smith on  Feb 20, 2013

"Enterprise Software Delivery" is the latest book by Alan W. Brown, and is a must-read guide for anybody concerned with the development and delivery of software in a large organisation.

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