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Managing p/t consultants like Open Source contributors?

I just assumed tech lead for a project which has had a problem with its very part-time (maybe 2-5 hours / week) contractors: submitting code that brings down the production app, pull requests that ...
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Tips for managing an offshore development team [duplicate]

I am currently the software development team leader for an in house team in the UK. However, I am now tasked with managing a completely offshore development team. They are based in Eastern Europe, so ...
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Design in one team, coding in another

I will be involved in a project where all the software design is made by a local team and these designs are sent to an offshore team for coding. This is the first time I face a project with this ...
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Can an internally developed fast evolving, agile, short sprint web application lend itself to offshoring?

I have recently been set a target to achieve readiness to successfully manage and deliver results through the usage of offshore teams on our mainline development project within 12 months. Our ...
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How important is knowing functionality before coding?

I work for a software development company where the development work have been off shored to us. The on shore team handle the support and talk directly to the clients. We never talk to the clients ...
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Are any top software products outsourced? (offshore or otherwise)

Is there any software that is both ahead of the competition and outsourced? By that I mean software products which are big sellers and which are highly reviewed, and developed by an entity outside of ...
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PCI Compliance with Offshore Developement

I run an offshore development team that produces a host of financial products. We are currently planning the work needed in order to gain PCI compliance. The offshore team is run by an outsourcing ...
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managing a remote programmer

We have an opportunity to hire an awesome web dev for our team. Problem is, he is leaving for S. America in 6 months. We will still have him onsite for six months. We are thinking of having him work ...
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Off-shore bug fixing

If a prospective employer told you they "outsourced bug fixing because developers hate fixing bugs", What would you think? What might be your concerns?
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What quantitative metrics do you use to measure the quality of an offshore testing team?

Are developers are in the US, our testers are in India. How do we measure their ability, quality, success? Some possibilities: - Coverage at the UI level - Total time needed to run regression ...
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What are your experiences with off-shore or outsourced testing?

Has anyone had experience with out-sourced testing? Is it worth the fairly high premium you have to pay? Can you simply hire some off-shore 'mechanical turks' (who offer the same services, but a lot ...
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After an outsourced/offshored application is “completed”, who will do the maintenance?

What is the typical arrangement for the maintenance of applications that are not developed in-house? Note: by maintenance, I mean bug fixes, optimizations, small modifications and future extensions. ...
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Leading an offshore team [closed]

I'm in a position where I am leading two teams of 4. Both teams are located in India. I am on the west coast of the U.S. I'm finding leading remote teams challenging: First, their command of the ...
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What are off-shore resources' experiences like working for foreign companies? [closed]

Are you an off-shore coding resource for a foreign company? What are the challenges of working with foreign companies? What helps make the project more successful?
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Does off-shore resourcing work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Offshoring: does it ever work? Do you or your company use off-shore resources for coding?? Has it been a successful experience? What was good about it? What was bad?
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Offshoring: does it ever work?

I know there has been a fair amount of discussion on here about outsourcing/offshoring, and the general opinion seems to be that at best it is difficult, and at worst it fails. I have direct ...