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Actminds Outsourcing Summit 07

  1. 1. Software Development & Application Management Gartner Outsourcing Summit'07 March 19 th – 21 th , 2007
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>What do we offer? </li></ul><ul><li>Why Actminds? </li></ul><ul><li>Success cases & testimonials </li></ul><ul><li>How to engage </li></ul><ul><li>Quiz throughout the presentation </li></ul>
  3. 3. What do we offer? Integration
  4. 4. The end user side <ul><li>Web 2.0 interfaces using Ajax, JSF, .NET, PHP, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Portal based web interfaces using IBM's, Oracle's, MS's and other portal platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Java or .NET enabled PDA's / smart phones </li></ul>
  5. 5. The integration side <ul><li>Direct usage of the Legacy's API </li></ul><ul><li>Integration through a ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) </li></ul><ul><li>Integration via a BPEL engine </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, we do SOA! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Our key differentiators
  7. 7. Quality & Productivity compared 30 Defects / 1,000 LOC 0.1 0.4 <ul><li>4x more quality </li></ul><ul><li>3x more productive </li></ul>IFPUG Database on published J2EE projects META Group, 2003 Worldwide Benchmark Report Actminds metrics Function Point / Staff Month 8-12
  8. 8. Q – What is Carot? <ul><li>A new, organic and healthier vegetable </li></ul><ul><li>A space exploration mission </li></ul><ul><li>The name of the next Gartner event </li></ul><ul><li>The project name for Boeing’s new 787 jetliner </li></ul><ul><li>A new IDE tool for building eBusiness applications using pre-built components </li></ul>
  9. 9. Certified quality CMM-SW Level 4 Capability Maturity Model PMP Project Management Professional
  10. 10. Productivity depends on people <ul><li>Highly skilled technical staff </li></ul><ul><li>PMI Certified Project Managers </li></ul><ul><li>Certified professionals in leading technologies </li></ul><ul><li>English proficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Intensive in-house training and knowledge transfer processes (120+ hours per staff per year) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Certified professionals SUN J2EE Architecture and Programming IBM J2EE WebSphere Platform Rational Metodology & tools BEA J2EE WebLogic Development & Architecture MCP, MCAD, MCSD, MCSA Solution Design, Programming & System Administration Linux Levels 1 and 2 Oracle Administration & Programming
  12. 12. How to effectively measure cost <ul><li>We measure cost as $ / function-point (delivered) </li></ul><ul><li>It's not about $ per man-hour; it's about how much you get for each US$ you pay. </li></ul><ul><li>Ceiling price per function point or per line-of-code </li></ul><ul><li>Assured productivity (i.e. 30 function-point/staff-month) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Q – What's the Genome Project?
  14. 14. Offshore developing centers <ul><li>Manage the account </li></ul><ul><li>Specify solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Specify tests </li></ul><ul><li>Validate specifications </li></ul><ul><li>Deploy solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Web Design </li></ul><ul><li>Code </li></ul><ul><li>Test </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd level support </li></ul>
  15. 15. Offshore developing centers' location <ul><li>It's nice to see Actminds' numbers for quality and productivity </li></ul><ul><li>It's nice to know that Actminds can offer lower price combining offshore developing centers with onshore services </li></ul><ul><li>But maybe most of you are surprised with the location of our developing centers. </li></ul><ul><li>Brazil?! Why Brazil? Never heard anything about Brazil and Software; only about aircrafts, ethanol, soccer, but.... software? </li></ul><ul><li>Let's talk a little about Brazil.... </li></ul>
  16. 16. Q - What’s the size of Brazilian software market? <ul><li>Less than US$ 1B </li></ul><ul><li>US$ 1B </li></ul><ul><li>US$ 5B </li></ul><ul><li>US$ 10B </li></ul><ul><li>US$ 20B </li></ul>Alice Amsden (MIT),June 2003: “The information technology production in Brazil is one of the best-kept secrets of the world .” …“Even unknown abroad, the Brazilian software is becoming a treasure.”
  17. 17. Q - What’s the size of the Brazilian Java community? <ul><li>2nd largest in the world </li></ul><ul><li>5th largest in the world </li></ul><ul><li>7th largest in the world </li></ul><ul><li>12th largest in the world </li></ul><ul><li>20th largest in the world </li></ul>
  18. 18. Q - How many times did they win the FIFA world cup? <ul><li>1 (1970) </li></ul><ul><li>3 (1970, 2002) </li></ul><ul><li>4 (1958, 1970, 1974, 2002) </li></ul><ul><li>5 (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002) </li></ul><ul><li>8 (1958, 1962, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1994, 1998, 2002) </li></ul>US will win 2010!
  19. 19. Top 8 risks to offshoring
  20. 20. Some of Actminds' clients
  21. 21. Johnson&Johnson Success Case <ul><li>J&J wanted a single vendor for their websites maintenance under a long-term contract </li></ul><ul><li>AD & support for 30+ Product Websites (,, …) </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture & technology convergence </li></ul><ul><li>New products’ launch </li></ul><ul><li>Redesign of websites </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing campaigns (contests, games, ...) </li></ul><ul><li>Technology: .NET, ASP, Java, ATG, Documentum </li></ul>Results Single sourced; cost avoidance; staff reallocation
  22. 22. McNeil Success Case <ul><li>McNeil wanted to outsource their website enhancement and maintenance functions </li></ul><ul><li>AD & support for 50+ Websites </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> ... </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture & technology convergence </li></ul>Results Cost reduction; staff reallocation
  23. 23. BusinessObjects Success Case <ul><li>Proof of Concept delivered in one month </li></ul><ul><li>1 st full release in 10 months </li></ul><ul><li>Technology: J2EE (JDO, Spring, JSF); Ajax </li></ul><ul><li>2+ Years; 10,000+ man-hours </li></ul><ul><li>Product is being sold around the world </li></ul>Results A new provider, with no previous experience with Business Objects, could deliver an important new product (Composer) on time, introducing a new framework to Business Objects
  24. 24. BusinessObjects Success Case
  25. 25. GoldenGate Software Success Case <ul><li>Actminds helped GoldenGate to create the new version of its software Veridata, spliting a monolitic application into two parts integrated using web Services </li></ul><ul><li>Actminds suggested Ajax combined with JSF 3 months before JavaOne seleced this combination of technologies as the “hit of the day” </li></ul><ul><li>Technology: J2EE (Hibernate, Spring, JSF), Ajax, Web Services, JUnit, Selenium </li></ul><ul><li>11 months; 6,000 man-hours </li></ul>Results Actminds not only provided the software under the budget and schedule, but also suggested the framework (Spring, JSF, Hibernate) and helped the architecture of the product.
  26. 26. GoldenGate Software Success Case
  27. 27. Testimonial “… .. has had a consistent track record of on-time (or earlier) delivery. They are proactive at managing internal stakeholders and external agencies to ensure the projects and processes stay on track. They have demonstrated an ability to be flexible to other urgent needs as they arise and adapt to our business needs…” Dave Carr-Pries Director, Company Information Management
  28. 28. Testimonial “ I wanted to let you know how truly impressed I am with your organization. The speed of response to my change requests is astounding - especially when I compare you to other developers. You are on the ball for responding to emails, you review information carefully and fix what you say you are going to. What a treat! Thanks again for making this project so enjoyable.” Nicole Morel Whittle Principal - Relate Marketing Communications
  29. 29. Wrap up <ul><li>Actminds can reduce application development and management costs by 50% over time </li></ul><ul><li>Actminds provides the best combination of offshore and onshore services, bringing onshore customer support with offshore prices </li></ul><ul><li>Actminds has control of their offshore developing centers; the entire staff work as a team. Timezone proximity is fundamental to have the team working together </li></ul><ul><li>Is world really flat? Consider cultural aspects and timezone differences and answer the question. </li></ul>
  30. 30. How to engage? <ul><li>For in-house development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff-augmentation (as few as 1 or 2 FTE for 2 months minimum) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For project-based development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proof-Of-Concept (350 man-hours minimum) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For applications management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 year with 3 months trial period </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. For more information <ul><li>We’ll be pleased to show you in detail after this presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Visit our booth H </li></ul>Thank You Get More Paying Less... with Actminds
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