NearshoreDistributedAgile Teams<br />
Velocity Differentiator<br />Global Leader with Distributed Teams<br />Reduced risk<br />Increased quality<br />Value driv...
Is your team in the dark?<br />
Why South America?<br />Engineering expertise – Large, well educated pool of engineers(Over 25 national universities, many...
Nearshore Capabilities<br />Highly skilled Centers of Excellence<br />Development Centers (Java, .NET)<br />QA Center (Whi...
Offshore Challenges<br /><ul><li>Time zones (8-12 hours)
Poor visibility
Hand offs
Full time foreign onsite PM
High turnover</li></li></ul><li>Offshore Challenges<br />NearshoreAdvantages<br /><ul><li>Time zones (8-12 hours)
Poor visibility
Hand offs
Full time foreign onsite PM
High turnover
Time zones (1-4 hours)
Daily interaction/inspection
Cohesive teams
Part time US based PM
Stable teams</li></li></ul><li>
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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
  • Agile-Nearshore

    1. 1. NearshoreDistributedAgile Teams<br />
    2. 2. Velocity Differentiator<br />Global Leader with Distributed Teams<br />Reduced risk<br />Increased quality<br />Value driven<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 />Continuity of resources – Loyal employee base with minimal turnover<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 /><ul><li>Time zones (8-12 hours)
    7. 7. Poor visibility
    8. 8. Hand offs
    9. 9. Full time foreign onsite PM
    10. 10. High turnover</li></li></ul><li>Offshore Challenges<br />NearshoreAdvantages<br /><ul><li>Time zones (8-12 hours)
    11. 11. Poor visibility
    12. 12. Hand offs
    13. 13. Full time foreign onsite PM
    14. 14. High turnover
    15. 15. Time zones (1-4 hours)
    16. 16. Daily interaction/inspection
    17. 17. Cohesive teams
    18. 18. Part time US based PM
    19. 19. Stable teams</li></li></ul><li>
    20. 20. Distributed Collaboration<br />Collaborate<br />Scrum<br />Validate<br />
    21. 21. Distributed Communication<br />
    22. 22. Nearshore Center<br />
    23. 23. Client Successes<br />
    24. 24. 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 />
    25. 25. Total Cost of Engagement<br />Onsite costs: Rate*Hours<br />Offshore costs: Rate*Hours<br />
    26. 26. Total Cost of Engagement<br />Onsite costs: Rate*Hours<br />Offshore costs: Rate*Hours<br />Process overhead<br />Project execution model<br />Your allocation costs<br />Telephony & Connectivity<br />Transition & Knowledge transfer<br />Project trips<br />Relationship management<br />Time zone impact<br />
    27. 27. Total Cost of Engagement<br />Onsite costs: Rate*Hours<br />Offshore costs: Rate*Hours<br />Process overhead<br />Project execution model<br />Fully Loaded Cost<br />Your allocation costs<br />Telephony & Connectivity<br />Transition & Knowledge transfer<br />Project trips<br />Relationship management<br />Time zone impact<br />Total project hours<br />
    28. 28. Select Your Engagement<br />Web services <br />Product development<br />Product implementation<br />Data/Systems integration<br />Sustained engineering<br />IT applications<br />Platform conversions<br />QA services<br />
    29. 29. Sprint Zero<br />Low Impact Startup<br />Communicate Goals<br />Identify leadership<br />Establish execution process<br />Setup infrastructure<br />Share domain knowledge<br />Establish visits<br />Prepare sprint 1<br />Execute<br />

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