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Top Tips For Managing IT Projects That Combine Offshore-U.S. Workers

Managing projects across geographic lines and cultures is becoming more complex as companies expand their workforce options. Project teams can span multiple countries as companies choose offshore resource pools. Each country and organization has their own set of rules and assumptions for they way they work, and it’s up to the PM to help the team understand that and provide those guidelines back to the team. Here are some tips for managing IT projects that combine offshore and U.S. workers:… continue…

Mobile Agile Development: Nine Winning Rules

Developers often complain that their project development environments aren’t “agile” enough. Sadly, they fell more under the “waterfall” methodology, which meant projects simply were taking too long to complete. Farhan Thawar (@fnthawar) has successfully run an agile mobile shop at Xtreme Labs. At the conference, he gave a presentation outlining his company’s model for agile development. In general, the model for a successful agile shop requires iterative development, feedback, short cycles, transparency, and collaboration, said Thawar. If you follow the… continue…