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Software Outsourcing - Inkspin1 Experience

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These slides are part of a presentation of Urmet Jänes from Inkspin1 made on "Offshoring for Startups" seminar. Seminar was held on Marh 30th, in Tallinn, Estonia.

These slides are part of a presentation of Urmet Jänes from Inkspin1 made on "Offshoring for Startups" seminar. Seminar was held on Marh 30th, in Tallinn, Estonia.

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  • 1.
      • Software outsourcing
      • Inkspin1 experience
      • Urmet Jänes, CTO
      • 30.03.2009
  • 2. Inkspin1
    • Inkspin1 brings video calls to your living room
    • Product – Skype video calls in an STB or TV
      • Software to be integrated into multiple producers' devices
    • Established in late 2007 by Ambient Sound Investments
    • Total size 10 people, in Tallinn and Beijing
      • Beijing team started as a subsidiary
      • Now “outsourced” at Ethos Technologies
  • 3. Typical issues in outsourcing software
    • Separation of teams
      • Lack of understanding of the product
      • No experience in customer's local context
      • Interpersonal issues
      • Language problems
    • Process overhead
      • Specialized outsourcers are process-heavy
      • Documentation needs larger than in-house
  • 4. Our current model
    • Technical work managed directly from Estonia
    • Key systems (wiki, code repository) at Inkspin1
    • Partner firm provides additional services
      • Hiring
      • Office
      • Infrastructure
      • Administration
    • People management split between Inkspin1 and Ethos