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  • 1. CreunaDevelopment Center Ukraine
    Optimizing development in a offshore context
  • 2. Today
    About
    Confession
    Bad news
    Goodnews
    Wrap up
  • 3. About
  • 4. Confession
  • 5. 14 years ago. I signed up for the Danish army.
    What made medo that? … I wantedtravel the world and blowstuffup.
    I asked to manyquestions, so I ended up realizingit was boring routinework, and I didn't make a career.
    Thatwhywe dont want to do it.
    Flag of Kharkov
  • 6.
  • 7. Globalization
    The reason why offshoringstarted was to avoid mechanical tasks.
    Technical knowledge had full focus
    Documentation and ”Hardskills” highlyvalued
  • 8. Left brain abilities
    Logical
    Linear
    Sequential
    Structural
  • 9. Right brain abilities
    Processingmultiple tasksat once
    Understandcontextratherthan the text
    Vujadé
    Not harder
    Not better
    Not worse
    Not easier
  • 10. Whatmatters?
    Left brain abilities are 100% necessary…
    Always has been, alwayswilbe
    …but they are no longer enough
    Right brain abilities matter more and more.
    Challenge and consult
    This is my message today
  • 11. Bad news
    I'm am technical like you.
    I'm a engineer, I’m logical, I’m sequential
    I love facts and statistics and they tell us that we have to manage both abilities.
    It’s not my decision
  • 12. 3 reasons
  • 13. Motivation
    Who needed them 10 years ago?
  • 14. Motivation
    We have all these new gadgets/technologies that are being invented every day…now we can’t live without.
    Interestingto work with, inspiring, motivating and it’s human nature to be curious/critical.
    People need to be paidand treatedwell.
    WhatmakesGooglesuccessfull and attractive?
    What makesusperformbetter? Feeling of making progress, direct our lifes and control time
  • 15. India
    Offshore is developing. It does not stop moving, especially in crisis times
    India has more than 1 billion inhabitants
    5% technically well educated developers = 50 million developers
    Wecan’tcompetewiththat
    Largest English speaking country in the world
    Communication is for free - traveling is cheap.
  • 16. India
    Pureleftbraintasksarebeingoffshoredto whereit’scheapest
    Steps, scripts, lines of code or formulas to a right answer are easy to move,
    Do you want to do routine work the next 10 years? No! its boring, it’s uninspiring, it’s demotivating and India can do it cheaper.
  • 17. Automation
    First slaves did our routine work
    Around 100 years ago machines replaced ourmuscles
    End of the 20stcentury software started to replace our brains.
    Software cantake over our left brain abilities. (Thanksto developers whomanagebothabilities) 
    NUnit, WatiN, crawlers, botsetc…
  • 18. 3 questions
    Look at whatyouaredoing…
    1. Areyoumotivated and inspired?
    2. Cansomeonein India do the same cheaper?
    3. Cana computer do it faster?
  • 19. The goodnews
    Leftbrainabilitiesarenecesary
    More and more focuson right brainabilities
    Fear not!
    Advantage in understanding & relationships
    It’s a naturalabilityfor humans to becurius, ask questions and wanting to make a difference.
    Get new ideas
    Knowledge sharing
    Ways to make a customer happy
    Optimizing a process
    Solving a task a little bit better
  • 20. Wrap up
    You are going to learn something important, if you ask, point your finger and act.
  • 21. Areyou a footsoldier?
  • 22. Thankyou for your attention
    ANDERS E. SØRENSENSite manager, Development Center Ukraineanders.sorensen@creuna.dk