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  • rwaltersiii
    I came across an interesting quote in an article posted today on MSN titled Outsourcing actually creates U.S. jobs, study finds.
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 31, 2004
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      I came across an interesting quote in an article posted today on MSN
      titled "Outsourcing actually creates U.S. jobs, study finds."
      http://moneycentral.msn.com/content/invest/extra/P79592.asp

      Here's the quote:
      "Outsourcing abroad has proved profitable primarily for jobs that
      can be routinized and sharply defined," he said. "For the
      foreseeable future, most high-value work will require creative
      interaction among employees, interaction that is facilitated by
      physical proximity, personal contact, and shared cultural
      experiences."

      I interpret the quote as supporting the Scrum belief that software
      development is complex, and requires creativity and collaboration,
      and thus, software development should stay local. Versus the jobs
      that are routine and defined are good candidates for off-shoring.

      I wonder if the person actually meant software development is a bad
      candidate for off-shoring? :)

      Rusty Walters
      A guy who actually works for an off-shore software development
      company in Russia.
      http://www.epam.com
    • Michael Vizdos
      Hi all. Scott Ambler wrote an interesting paper on Generalizing Specialists that I think is very appropriate when bringing up the topic of outsourcing in our
      Message 2 of 2 , Mar 31, 2004
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        Hi all.

        Scott Ambler wrote an interesting paper on "Generalizing Specialists" that I
        think is very appropriate when bringing up the topic of outsourcing in our
        industry. You can read it at:
        http://www.agilemodeling.com/essays/generalizingSpecialists.htm.

        More discussion on this topic welcome....

        Thank you,

        Michael Vizdos
        Certified Scrum Master

        Ronin International, Inc. (www.ronin-intl.com)

        www.ronin-intl.com/company/michaelVizdos.html

        www.agiledata.org
        www.agilemodeling.com
        www.enterpriseunifiedprocess.com
        www.modelingstyle.info



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        From: rwaltersiii [mailto:rusty.walters@...]
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        Subject: [scrumdevelopment] Interesting quote in outsourcing article

        I came across an interesting quote in an article posted today on MSN titled
        "Outsourcing actually creates U.S. jobs, study finds."
        http://moneycentral.msn.com/content/invest/extra/P79592.asp

        Here's the quote:
        "Outsourcing abroad has proved profitable primarily for jobs that can be
        routinized and sharply defined," he said. "For the foreseeable future, most
        high-value work will require creative interaction among employees,
        interaction that is facilitated by physical proximity, personal contact, and
        shared cultural experiences."

        I interpret the quote as supporting the Scrum belief that software
        development is complex, and requires creativity and collaboration, and thus,
        software development should stay local. Versus the jobs that are routine
        and defined are good candidates for off-shoring.

        I wonder if the person actually meant software development is a bad
        candidate for off-shoring? :)

        Rusty Walters
        A guy who actually works for an off-shore software development company in
        Russia.
        http://www.epam.com





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