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  • *GD – Logo to blend into picture …*Text … one layer*Graphic?
  • Talking Point:-When your business needs to make decisions, is your development team awake?
  • Add “we do not have blended rate”We do have 5-10 hours per week for PM at 125/hourCompanies often face challenges when outsourcing to an offshore development team.
  • *Real-time online voice and video collaboration tools*Dedicated virtual team rooms*Real-time code reviews to ensure quality code*Fully integrated daily stand-ups*Working code demonstrated at the end of the Sprint
  • Remove BA
  • TRANSITIONAL ASSESSMENT TO TARGET A TIME AND PROJECT – PAID SERVICE OR NOT … OFFER REDUCED RATE FOR FIRST 3 MONTHS OF TRANSITION TIME … DIFFERENT MODEL FOR TYPES OF CUSTOMERS (DAPTIV LIKE VS. FIRST TIME)Risk – time and energy – overhead This is the little overhead that it takes you to launchCosts, overhead and time, …get notes from DaveSummary of how we ensure success, their costs and minimize their overhead..how is it low overhead..process overhead, selecting projectIntroductions - Communicate primary (project) objectivesIntroductions - Communicate primary (project) objectivesVPN access - Source control - Setup dev environments Communicate Hosting Framework - Setup Project Tracking / Portal - Setup virtual team room - Internal Project portal On site visits - Building access - Hardware (local PC vs. own laptop) - Work space Review coding standards - Define task estimation method - Communicate build process - Sprint duration and checkpoints - Define Product Owner - Setup Sprint reviews/planning Create Product Backlog (story level) - Build draft Release Plan for Release 1 - Identify and build out acceptance criteria at story level - High Level Logical Architecture High Level Physical Architecture - Walk through current system Setup process check points
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    • 1. Nearshore DistributedAgile Teams
    • 2. 2
    • 3. Is your team in the dark?
    • 4. Why South America?
      Engineering expertise – Large, well educated pool of engineers(Over 25 national universities, many state and private universities)
      Excellent English – both verbal and written
      Cultural similarity – “Western” business style and etiquette
    • 5. Nearshore Capabilities
      Highly-skilled Centers of Excellence
      Development Centers (Java, .NET)
      QA Center (White box, Black box, Automation, Integration)
      UX Studio Center (Front end, web services)
    • 6. Offshore Challenges
      Nearshore Advantages
      • Time zones: virtually no overlap with North America
      • 7. Poor visibility
      • 8. Hand offs
      • 9. Full time foreign onsite PM
      • 10. High turnover
      • 11. Time zones: 4-7 hours overlap with North America
      • 12. Daily interaction/inspection
      • 13. Cohesive teams
      • 14. Part time US based PM
      • 15. Stable teams
    • 16. Distributed Collaboration
      Collaborate
      Scrum
      Validate
    • 17. Distributed Communication
    • 18. Nearshore Center
    • 19. Client Successes
    • 20. Team Configurations
      Velocity U.S.
      Customer
      Velocity Nearshore
      Project
      Manager
      Technical
      Liason
      Product
      Owner
      Implementation
      Consultant
      Engagement
      Director
      QA
      DEV
      Team
      Lead
    • 21. Value Driven
      Delivery Factors
      • Process overhead
      • 22. Onsite PM costs
      • 23. Attrition costs
      • 24. Relationship management
      Focus on delivered value not just hourly rate.
    • 25. Next Steps
      • Identify project
      • 26. Interview team leads
      • 27. Schedule Sprint Zero

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