RE: [scrumdevelopment] Interesting quote in outsourcing article
- 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....
Certified Scrum Master
Ronin International, Inc. (www.ronin-intl.com)
From: rwaltersiii [mailto:rusty.walters@...]
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 8:45 AM
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? :)
A guy who actually works for an off-shore software development company in
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