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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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    Software Outsourcing - Inkspin1 Experience Software Outsourcing - Inkspin1 Experience Presentation Transcript

        • Software outsourcing
        • Inkspin1 experience
        • Urmet Jänes, CTO
        • 30.03.2009
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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