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Agile-Nearshore

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Agile-Nearshore

  1. 1. Nearshore DistributedAgile Teams<br />
  2. 2. 2<br />
  3. 3. Is your team in the dark?<br />
  4. 4. Why South America?<br />Engineering expertise – Large, well educated pool of engineers(Over 25 national universities, many state and private universities) <br />Excellent English – both verbal and written<br />Cultural similarity – “Western” business style and etiquette<br />
  5. 5. Nearshore Capabilities<br />Highly-skilled Centers of Excellence<br />Development Centers (Java, .NET)<br />QA Center (White box, Black box, Automation, Integration)<br />UX Studio Center (Front end, web services)<br />
  6. 6. Offshore Challenges<br />Nearshore Advantages<br /><ul><li>Time zones: virtually no overlap with North America
  7. 7. Poor visibility
  8. 8. Hand offs
  9. 9. Full time foreign onsite PM
  10. 10. High turnover
  11. 11. Time zones: 4-7 hours overlap with North America
  12. 12. Daily interaction/inspection
  13. 13. Cohesive teams
  14. 14. Part time US based PM
  15. 15. Stable teams</li></li></ul><li>
  16. 16. Distributed Collaboration<br />Collaborate<br />Scrum<br />Validate<br />
  17. 17. Distributed Communication<br />
  18. 18. Nearshore Center<br />
  19. 19. Client Successes<br />
  20. 20. Team Configurations<br />Velocity U.S.<br />Customer<br />Velocity Nearshore<br />Project<br />Manager<br />Technical<br />Liason<br />Product<br />Owner<br />Implementation<br />Consultant<br />Engagement<br />Director<br />QA<br />DEV<br />Team<br />Lead<br />
  21. 21. Value Driven<br />Delivery Factors <br /><ul><li>Process overhead
  22. 22. Onsite PM costs
  23. 23. Attrition costs
  24. 24. Relationship management</li></ul>Focus on delivered value not just hourly rate.<br />
  25. 25. Next Steps<br /><ul><li>Identify project
  26. 26. Interview team leads
  27. 27. Schedule Sprint Zero</li></li></ul><li>

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