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How to Do It Right: Setting Up an Offshore Development Center
Although IT outsourcing can result in cost savings of up to 60 percent, you’re not as likely to see that return if you don’t have an offshore development center

offshore development  Right: Setting Up an Offshore Development Center Although IT outsourcing can result in cost savings of up to 60 percent, you’re not as likely to see that return if you don’t have an offshore development center (ODC). This team of programmers and developers, hand picked to complement your skill-set and culture, works on your behalf at the service provider’s site, and can be a seamless extension of your IT department. Learn more about the benefits of setting up an ODC.

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Product Development and Portfolio Management

The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products.  

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How to Succeed with Outsourced Product Development


The process of outsourcing software development offshore has come a long way since the mid-to-late 1990s, the heyday of Y2K remediation. Offshore vendors who cut their teeth on Y2K and legacy applications developed best-in-class quality processes and evolved to look more like the large US-based systems integrators. At the same time, thousands of new services firms entered the market to serve the needs of specific industries, address particular business processes, or offer specialized technical skills.

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Tips for Managing Software Development


Buyers often blame the offshore software development teams if the software falls short of expectations. But the success of offshore software development does not depend on offshore teams alone. Instead, the success of the project depends on the proper management of the software development process by both the buyer and the offshore teams. Find out more.

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Dedicated Offshore Outsourcing


IXION provides the following dedicated offshore outsourcing services. Offshore software development: IXION will manage all aspects of the project and provide a fixed bid to deliver the application using its current resources. IT staff augmentation: IXION will hire and staff a dedicated offshore team exclusively for your organization; you manage the software development life cycle via direct contact with an exclusive offshore project manager and access to a dedicated onshore client services manager. IXION provides VoIP phone service, support tools, and issue tracking systems to facilitate communication. IT infrastructure/offshore operations: IXION will design and manage the creation of a wholly owned offshore operation for your organization. All aspects of setting up the offshore operation and creating the subsidiary are delivered within a fixed budget and timeframe. IXION will transition the operation over to you after a designated training period. This is a build-operate-transfer (B-O-T) model. IXION has a dedicated and experienced senior management team. The company's development resources, offshore infrastructure, and customer base helps support its professional onshore and offshore services.  

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Offshore Outsourcing: Is There a Method to the Madness? Planning for Offshore Outsourcing


Organizations considering the offshore outsourcing of processes should seriously consider adopting a proven methodology before implementation. This will minimize risk and maximize the return associated with offshore outsourcing and will help create a successful venture.

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4 Steps to Successful Succession Development Planning


So you’ve determined that you need to develop a succession planning strategy in anticipation of the retirement of key personnel. Now what? How do you identify and select the employees for development and who do you need to involve in the process? In her latest article, TEC human capital management (HCM) analyst Sherry Fox outlines key considerations and four essential steps to a successful succession planning initiative.

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Seven Steps for Effective Leadership Development


To identify, attract, fill, and retain corporate leadership talent, companies need to focus on hiring strategies, employee development, and career and succession planning. However, most companies are not well prepared to fill vacancies in their leadership roles. By employing consistent, organization-wide talent management programs at all levels, companies can develop effective leadership and return significant business value. This executive brief outlines how the use of consistent, enterprise wide talent management programs can help organizations develop effective leadership and return significant business value.

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Buying FOSS Development Labor Online


I received an e-mail notice today about Cofundos, a "community innovation @ funding" site, which launched last week. Cofundos looks like one possible solution to an often murky area in the open source software space: how to continue fueling development. Suppose you find some open source software useful but it doesn't have commercial backing devoting regular developers (for example, Red Hat or

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How Software Development Tools Can Improve Spreadsheets


Spreadsheets have boosted the productivity of the financial reporting supply chain for nearly two decades. But in the current age of compliance and legislation, it’s necessary to create controls around the sharing of information—and so spreadsheets can be a liability. How can you control formal, important documents while allowing them to be easily changed and shared? Treat spreadsheets as a software product. Find out how.

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Global Product Development Seen as a Boon for Product Lifecycle Management Vendors


An enterprise that wants to shift to a global product development strategy must invest in modern product lifecycle management (PLM) technology. Therefore, the PLM software market could be on the edge of a significant growth cycle.

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Enabling Security in the Software Development Life Cycle


When companies discover new security vulnerabilities, they must retrofit the affected software with an appropriate patch and fend off the wrath of customers. Each newly discovered vulnerability results in a frantic patch, halfway deployed, and potentially opens up another hole. That’s why you should address security vulnerabilities during the software development process—before you get locked into a game of catch-up.

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