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RE: [scrumdevelopment] Interesting quote in outsourcing article

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  • 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
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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:

      More discussion on this topic welcome....

      Thank you,

      Michael Vizdos
      Certified Scrum Master

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



      -----Original Message-----
      From: rwaltersiii [mailto:rusty.walters@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 8:45 AM
      To: scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com
      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."

      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

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