It was in May 2021 that Anthony Klotz from Texas A&M University said the Great Resignation was coming as the uncertainty of the pandemic was easing at the start of Summer 2021. As the prediction started to become reality with high numbers of staff looking for improved work-life balance, benefits and higher salaries and the resultant difficulties in recruitment have meant there is a gap emerging for talent that businesses can fill with outsourced software development and IT providers.
When outsourcing software and IT development work to a 3rd party company it is worth reflecting on your security requirements before you start searching for a supplier. Clearly documenting these items and their rationale makes it easier to have discussions with potential suppliers and ensure all parties are clear n their obligations.
The world of outsourcing has a variety of terminology and one term that is not broadly understood is ITO or IT outsourcing. This article describes IT outsourcing and all its flavours of nearshore, offshore and onshore.
How to successfully outsource software development and IT projects to Vietnam
A series of articles on Living Documentation and how information for requirements, architecture and design can be included in the project
A review of the Living Documentation book by Cyrille Martraire. 480 pages packed with information and examples on a fascinating subject. A great reference for any bookshelf and full of ideas in this evolving space.
Review of the book “Competing with Unicorns” by Jonathan Rasmusson. After examining some team structures and processes at Spotify, comparing them with more traditional businesses it then goes on to give more specific tips and advice. Sections on how to engineer for productivity, leverage culture and learn from data give more specific direction to anyone looking for some magic for their new venture.
Handy tips for managers under pressure and on the critical path of a project. Some tips and techniques for clear emails using the BLUF style and a way to prioritise your tasks using the Eisenhower matrix.
Overview of the 2021 outsourcing landscape, summarised as a one page essential starter sheet for anyone considering outsourcing.
Discover how to apply the Plan-Do-Check-Act PDCA model to find and assess outsourced development suppliers using a structured approach.