Can Time Zone Differences Actually Be An Outsourcing Advantage?
In this Practical Software show, SEP group member Brian Borg (the owner and lead QA engineer at OnPath testing mentions that the time-difference of off-shore teams can actually be an advantage in product development, allowing for around the clock work and faster turn-arounds.
Brian also points out that organizations have to really embrace it and change how they work, and communicate, to make outsourcing successful. If you aren’t willing to have lots meetings at odd hours and communicate like mad via electronic mediums then most likely your off-shore project will fail.
I would like to thank our SEP Practical Software show guest host volunteer, Sanjeev Nambudiri, who has been interviewing group members for these podcast shows, allowing us all to share our experiences with one another.