Global Outsourcing with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System

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Charles River Media, 2006 - Computers - 396 pages
In this era of globalization, outsourcing has emerged as a key strategy for not only competitive advantage but for survival. Despite widespread adoption, there are a scarce number of practical outsourcing guidelines on the market. Global Outsourcing with Visual Studio 2005 provides real-life, battle-tested guidelines and a metrics-driven process that teaches managers, developers, and engineers how to successfully implement outsourcing in their companies. Providing best practices guidelines based upon empirical experiences and case studies from leading practitioners in the outsourcing industry, the book shows the best way to construct a result-oriented delivery process that can mitigate execution risk, improve quality, and increase efficiency. In addition, the book shows how to leverage Microsoft tools from Visual Studio 2005 such as Team System, Office, BizTalk, Sharepoint Services, and EPM to implement this delivery process. Team leads and developers will learn about effective source code management when working with globally distributed teams and specific guidelines are provided for versioning, code review, build process, and integration. Global Outsourcing with Visual Studio 2005 is an essential IT reference as companies become geographically independent in terms of operations, sourcing, and marketing.

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Contents

The Business of Outsourcing
1
Development ProcessWhat Really Works?
29
Leveraging VSTS and Customizing MSF Agile
57
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Jamil Azher has over 18 years of experience in software development ranging from hands-on programming, global project management, technology leadership, and entrepreneurial ventures. He currently works as a technology architect at Microsoft Corporation in Silicon Valley. Over the years, Jamil has coached members of the technical staff, created architecture of major products and services, developed technology plans for venture funding, supervised development of globally-distributed applications, and interacted with many diverse organizations regarding technology strategy and roadmap. Jamil has a master's degree in IT from Harvard and bachelor's degree in engineering from Caltech. He is the author of Global Outsourcing using VSTS, published by Thomson Delmar Learning.

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