Offshore and Distributed Software Team Survey

There has been a lot of effort spent making software development teams work across multiple locations.  There are a number of models to how this can be setup. Offshore, Nearshore, dual-shore, and just distributed. Over the years there have been a number of pro and con blog posts about the benefits and costs of doing this type of work.  Some interesting posts and research I have found are here:

  1. http://mro.massey.ac.nz/handle/10179/903
  2. http://accurev.com/blog/2007/10/25/three-absolute-requirements-for-successful-offshore-application-development-part-1/

I work at a company where there is a large initiative to have distributed teams.  We have hundreds of people in four continents. What I find interesting is what the motivations for deciding when and how to distribute teams.  In a quest for some real world information, I decided to research this topic on my own.   I have created a survey and I am asking that anyone who has participated in a distributed team, please share your experience with your successes and failures.  If you feel like there are some other angles or questions that I should add to the survey. Please let me know and I will amend the survey.

 

Take the Offshore / Distributed software development survey

 

Once I get a good sample size collected I will make anonymous results available. I intend to keep this going and provide some updates year to year.

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About Eric Hexter

I am the CTO for QuarterSpot. I (co)Founded MvcContrib, Should, Solution Factory, and Pstrami open source projects. I have co-authored MVC 2 in Action, MVC3 in Action, and MVC 4 in Action. I co-founded online events like mvcConf, aspConf, and Community for MVC. I am also a Microsoft MVP in ASP.Net.
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  • kriya

    I also faced so many communications loops but by Using the real time text,audio and video communication platforms such as Google talk and Skype we can overcome these type of problems.

    Offshore Development

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