Software Without Borders: A Step-by-step Guide to Outsourcing Your Software Development

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Earthrise Press, 2006 - Business & Economics - 299 pages
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When everything goes right, you end up with high-quality software in half the time for a fraction of the cost. But over 50% of offshore outsourcing projects do not achieve their cost-saving goals or timelines . . . or just fail completely. The mistakes and missteps are costly and painful, but NOW you don?t have to go there. This book shows you step-by-step how to make software development outsourcing work, from concept to completion. You?ll discover how to:? Choose the right vendor quickly and confidently? Stay in control of your outsourced software development project ? Achieve on-time, on-scope, and on-budget results ? Fiercely protect your intellectual property? Decide when to create a subsidiary for even greater savings
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1Deciding to Outsource
8
Chapter 2Where to Outsource
31
Chapter 3How to Select your Outsourcing Vendor
71
Chapter 4Offshoring or Creating Your Own Offshore Subsidiary
97
Chapter 5Describing Your Software for Outsourcing
115
Chapter 6Controlling Your Outsourced Software Development
146
Chapter 7Software Oursourcing Metrics
169
Chapter 9Outsourcing Your Quality Assurance
196
Chapter 10Five Situations Right for Outsourcing
205
Chapter 11The Future of Global Software
220
Appendix AThe Outsourcing Stategy Decision Matrix
235
Appendix BThe Outsourcing Readiness Test
245
Appendix CAvoiding the Seven Deadly Dangers of Outsourcing
250
Bibliography
267
Index
277

Chapter 8Protecting Your Intellectual Property
179

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