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