Focus on IT Outsourcing

Nowadays few projects are implemented in only one location, without any outsourcing, offshoring or any other form of distributed development. Any kind of distributed development implies that there is a distance between the project staff. This distance can be geographical, time zones, culture, language, politics or history. In many distributed projects, more than one form of distance needs to be considered.

Naturally we would like to share the knowledge we have collected over our many years of experience. On the following pages you will find selected publications and white papers from our experts covering the following topics:

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pliXos' White Papers

Selected IT outsourcing issues are comprehensively analyzed by a series of White Papers. The following White Papers have been published so far:

Agile methods in IT outsourcing

Agile methods in IT Outsourcing

pliXos White Paper, October 2010

This paper presents the special characteristics of outsourced software development and describes the ways which agile methods can be used to increase the productivity of distributed development. Agile methods can be supported by the use of tools and so enable further productivity increases and cost savings.


The Business case FOR outsourcing projects

pliXos White Paper - The Business Case of Outsourcing

pliXos White Paper, February 2010

Any IT outsourcing decision should be based on the business case of IT Outsourcing in the project. The actual development of the project should be continuously compared with the assumptions made to detect the deviations from the expected business case. In practice, however, these calculations are seldom made. This White Paper describes the requirements for a comprehensive calculation of the profitability of IT outsourcing projects. A cost model is presented which is the basis for further analysis, especially for assessing the relevance of each of the main factors.