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I Need an Offshore Software Development Partner.  Should I Opt for Asia or Latin America?

I Need an Offshore Software Development Partner. Should I Opt for Asia or Latin America?

For many years, India has been the most popular "outsourcing" or "offshoring" software destination. This has been fundamentally due to price, as well as to the availability of software engineers in this gigantic country (and is partly also motivated ...

From Static Budgets to the Agile Burn Rate

From Static Budgets to the Agile Burn Rate

When shopping around for vendors for a software development project, clients that are not familiar with agile methodologies want a figure to assign to their budget or have a specific figure themselves that came from a previously defined budget. These...

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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...

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 Cos...

Should I Use a Traditional RFI / RFP Model to Select a Nearshore or Offshore Outsourcing IT Vendor?

Should I Use a Traditional RFI / RFP Model to Select a Nearshore or Offshore Outsourcing IT Vendor?

As a nearshore IT firm, we often get many requests to participate in an RFI / RFP project. At a first glance, and RFI / RFP process looks like a structured, disciplined and fair methodology to choose a vendor, but in the final analysis, in our opinio...