IT Outsourcing Blog
Getting SW Developed in Portugal – as Pleasant as Going there on Holidays?
A white paper by Nuno Ribeiro, ubiwhere and Joerg Stimmer, pliXos
The lack of IT experts (Fachkräftemangel) as heavily experienced in Germany is a challenge in many European countries and hampering growth. At the same time other countries do have SW developers, etc. in quality and valuable numbers who want to get engaged. Transferring them to Germany and hiring them locally is found not to be a long term solution.
We propose a dedicated nearshore approach to be a solution of choice by eliminating any overhead and adapting the best practices proven at corporations to the specific needs of smaller or medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The upcoming nearshore destination - Portugal - is introduced and some of the benefits of Portugal are explained. The expertise of the authors as well as the options to support companies – especially smaller or medium sized ones – by a successful nearshore approach in SW development is touched.
pliXos support IAOP Chapter in Austria – Keynote by Prof. Daniel Beimborn on Outsourcing Relationship Quality
Munich, February 16, 2015
The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) is forming a chapter in Austria and invites local industry experts to the first IAOP Executive Round Table in Vienna (March 10th, 2015). The event is intended to further introduce IAOP to the participants and discuss latest insights from the IAOP 2015 Outsourcing World Summit in Phoenix, Arizona (February 16-18, 2015). The event will be extended to share views on innovation topics, networking opportunities with outsourcing leaders, and to individual networking amongst the participants to lay the foundation for the Chapter work.
Prof. Daniel Beimborn from the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, who is linked to IAOP through the academic alliance with University of Bamberg, will give a key-note on the topic of “Outsourcing Relationship Quality”. Prof. Beimborn is leading a current research project at the University of Bamberg on measuring Outsourcing Relationship Quality, which is supported by pliXos. This research project is open for industry partnerships and pliXos will work with participants from client and provider side to implement the results to create high value outsourcing relationships.
2nd research paper resulting from the project -Global Bus System - GloBuS- with the Technische Universität München
We gratefully acknowledge the funding by IuK Bayern
Experiences from the Design of an Artifact Model for Distributed Agile Project Management (PDF)
Conference: International Conference on Global Software Engineering (ICGSE)
The organization of projects with distributed teams is a demanding task for every project manager. Requirements need to be collected, documented, and discussed, and the resulting tasks must be distributed to the responsible sites. These activities require an efficient and continuous communication.
Furthermore, it is necessary to monitor a project and to track its progress from a management perspective. As a solution, we opt for a monitoring strategy that is based on the project artifacts and corresponding reports. For this, we defined in a previous work a generic artifact model for agile methods to enable seamless communication and data exchange between projects and teams. In this paper, we present a concrete instance aiming at providing the backbone of the information and data exchange subsystem of a SaaS-based collaborative project management and governance software for distributed software development.
We present the artifact model, give insights into its development, and discuss its feasibility. Our findings show that while the previously defined reference model adequately reflects basic concepts and thus allows for coupling distributed projects, we need to refine the artifact model to emphasize project management/governance and its implementation in tools.
Increased customer value proposition by going digital in consulting - pliXos expands with Sourcing Advisory as a Service®
Munich, January 15, 2015
Since January 2, 2015 Hartmut Jaeger is in charge of Strategic Sourcing Advisory at pliXos. This unit combines the online tools of the pliXos Global Sourcing Platform with an innovative offering in consulting. Thanks to automation and standardisation a sustainable benefit is established for customers. Against the background of ever increasing dynamics in the markets Hartmut Jaeger sees the need to adapt classical Sourcing Advisory to support shorter runtimes of projects by a reduced expenditure in commercial and personnel resources. The pliXos Strategic Sourcing Advisory aims at supporting customers on a long term basis during their sourcing arrangements but focused solely when there is a specific need.
The offering includes development of Sourcing Strategies, running tender processes as well as negotiating, activating and actively managing sourcing contract. Building on an innovative approach “Outsourcing Relationship Management” allows pliXos to improve the sourcing relationship between customer and provider substantially and on a long term basis. Expert support throughout the complete lifecycle of a sourcing arrangement is offered under the trademark “Sourcing Advisory as a Service (SAaaS®)”.
The development and integration of innovative online tools to supporting sourcing advisory and increasing its efficiency is a vital competitive advantage according Hartmut Jaeger. The provision as Software as a Service (SaaS) and the combination with a uncharged global B2B marketplace for SW-projects is a digital business model with substantial benefits for the customer and has the potential to disrupt the market of sourcing consultancy. This in mind, pliXos will cooperate with other suppliers of such innovative tools and strengthen its own research and development. The customer’s request for security and data protection is covered by pliXos since its inception by operating the in form of a private cloud hosted in Germany in a certified data centre demand.
Hartmut Jaeger builds upon numerous years experience from a customer’s perspective as well as being leading Sourcing Advisory, e.g. at TPI Eurosourcing (ISG), PA Consulting and HDP Management Consulting. Dr. Joerg Stimmer, Managing Director of pliXos emphasizes “building on his vast experience in IT Sourcing Hartmut Jaeger will give pliXos valuable stimulus and strengthen our position for future growth”.
pliXos sees itself as a provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions for the optimization of globally distributed software services. Significant cost and time advantages are implemented by using these solutions based on best-practices processes. Offers of pliXos are "tool-assisted" evaluation and analysis of global sourcing projects, the optimized control of such projects as well as consulting and the assumption of overall responsibility for individual projects. pliXos was founded in April 2009. Investors include the High-Tech Gruenderfonds, Bayern Kapital and private investors.
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Presentation - EOA Summit & Awards 2011
European Outsourcing Association Summit & Awards 2011, 20th & 21st June 2011 in Madrid, Spain
The European Outsourcing Association invites all vendors, users, and consultants in the outsourcing business on June, 20th and 21st to Madrid to share their experiences.
Dr. Jörg Stimmer, Managing Director of pliXos GmbH, is presenting in a breakout session on this years outsourcing conference his speech titled: The rise of the Facebook generation and their impact on IT and outsourcing services. He describes the upcoming changes in outsourcing based collaboration caused by new forms of communication in the internet and their tools.
More Informationen and the registration forms you can find here.