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  • http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-8869306-the-path-less-traveled.phpReduced RiskFrequent inspection via Agile delivery methodologyNearshore development and QA teams in similar South American time zoneIncreased QualityExperienced, U.S. based project delivery staffCollaboration techniques and toolsValue DrivenSignificant value add and cost reductionCustomer Focused local engagement managers
  • 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.
  • 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
  • SEND THIS INFORMATION AHEAD OF TIME AND ALSO BRING IT UP EARLY AND CUSTOMIZE THE TALK OF THE PRESENTATION*Project/Product delivery – comcast/fandango, daptiv …*Incremental delivery – comcast/front end systems, thePlatform, …*IT delivery – Lewis, simpleFloorsWeb Services – ComcastApplication Development – Lewis, IT outsource / Sustainment – Lewis, simpleFloorsProduct Development – Speakeasy, VulcanPro Services – thePlatformWeb Development – DaptivConversions – TideworksIT Apps – IVQA – DisneyData/Systems Integration – Blackwell, ClearwireSmall/Incremental Enhancements – CorvelMobile device extensions - thePlatform
  • 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 environmentsCommunicate 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 spaceReview coding standards - Define task estimation method - Communicate build process - Sprint duration and checkpoints - Define Product Owner - Setup Sprint reviews/planningCreate Product Backlog (story level) - Build draft Release Plan for Release 1 - Identify and build out acceptance criteria at story level - High Level Logical ArchitectureHigh Level Physical Architecture - Walk through current system Setup process check points
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    • 1. NearshoreDistributedAgile Teams
    • 2. Velocity Differentiator
      Global Leader with Distributed Teams
      Reduced risk
      Increased quality
      Value driven
    • 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
      Continuity of resources – Loyal employee base with minimal turnover
    • 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
      • Time zones (8-12 hours)
      • 7. Poor visibility
      • 8. Hand offs
      • 9. Full time foreign onsite PM
      • 10. High turnover
    • Offshore Challenges
      NearshoreAdvantages
      • Time zones (8-12 hours)
      • 11. Poor visibility
      • 12. Hand offs
      • 13. Full time foreign onsite PM
      • 14. High turnover
      • 15. Time zones (1-4 hours)
      • 16. Daily interaction/inspection
      • 17. Cohesive teams
      • 18. Part time US based PM
      • 19. Stable teams
    • 20. Distributed Collaboration
      Collaborate
      Scrum
      Validate
    • 21. Distributed Communication
    • 22. Nearshore Center
    • 23. Client Successes
    • 24. Team Configurations
      Velocity U.S.
      Customer
      Velocity Nearshore
      Project
      Manager
      Technical
      Liason
      Product
      Owner
      Implementation
      Consultant
      Engagement
      Director
      QA
      DEV
      Team
      Lead
    • 25. Total Cost of Engagement
      Onsite costs: Rate*Hours
      Offshore costs: Rate*Hours
    • 26. Total Cost of Engagement
      Onsite costs: Rate*Hours
      Offshore costs: Rate*Hours
      Process overhead
      Project execution model
      Your allocation costs
      Telephony & Connectivity
      Transition & Knowledge transfer
      Project trips
      Relationship management
      Time zone impact
    • 27. Total Cost of Engagement
      Onsite costs: Rate*Hours
      Offshore costs: Rate*Hours
      Process overhead
      Project execution model
      Fully Loaded Cost
      Your allocation costs
      Telephony & Connectivity
      Transition & Knowledge transfer
      Project trips
      Relationship management
      Time zone impact
      Total project hours
    • 28. Select Your Engagement
      Web services
      Product development
      Product implementation
      Data/Systems integration
      Sustained engineering
      IT applications
      Platform conversions
      QA services
    • 29. Sprint Zero
      Low Impact Startup
      Communicate Goals
      Identify leadership
      Establish execution process
      Setup infrastructure
      Share domain knowledge
      Establish visits
      Prepare sprint 1
      Execute