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oDesk - running virtual companies

  1. 1. oDesk virtual management Mario Peshev http://me.peshev.net/ DevriX CTO http://www.linkedin.com/in/mpeshev
  2. 2. Contents ● About me ● Regular companies and business ● Virtual companies ● oDesk
  3. 3. Me ● Mario Peshev ● DevriX CEO ● Open Sourcerer ● SCJP / CSWAE ● WordPress++ ● And bullets
  4. 4. Regular Companies
  5. 5. Depressive cubicles
  6. 6. Location constraints
  7. 7. Drawbacks a few more
  8. 8. Epic Bureaucracy
  9. 9. Hello, mr. Obvious ● Employment tough process, bureaucracy, legislation specifics ● Limited area of experts ● Hard to find and fire an employee ● Lack of “agileness” ● Constraints due to office space or technical equipment expenses
  10. 10. V-companies
  11. 11. “Coffice” work environment
  12. 12. Flexible work shift
  13. 13. Automattic rock!
  14. 14. Virtual companies ● Chance to hire an expert among millions of specialists ● Faster turn-around time ● Cost-effectiveness ● So much flexibility!
  15. 15. oDesk
  16. 16. Find contractors
  17. 17. Find employees
  18. 18. Tune-up with similar projects
  19. 19. Manage
  20. 20. Contractors List
  21. 21. Limits
  22. 22. Management tools ● A precise control over contracts – Time tracking and limiting – Screen recording – Guaranty and more trust
  23. 23. Work Diary
  24. 24. Find new mateys
  25. 25. Contractor review ● Reviewing new contractors – Letter/bid message – Experience (on oDesk and outside) – Ratings from employees – Portfolio – Certificates – Tests – English level
  26. 26. New job filters ● Rating ● Area ● Min number of hours on oDesk ● Rate (min/max) ● Certificates ● Tests
  27. 27. Fixed price or hourly rate
  28. 28. HR/Finance control
  29. 29. Distribute the hiring and invoicing process
  30. 30. Email sync ● Get email notifications ● Reply via email – All communication is synced on oDesk
  31. 31. Invoicing system
  32. 32. Questions? Mario Peshev http://me.peshev.net/ DevriX CTO http://www.linkedin.com/in/mpeshev

Editor's Notes

  • Cubicles
  • Locals only
  • Bureaucracy
  • Coffice
  • Timing bonus
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