This blog is all about my experiences and insights as an Offshore Software Development Entrepreneur. It describes the inherent challenges that come with offshore development as well as the solutions we use at Ignite to create a high-performance cost-effective onsite-offshore software development model.

July 1, 2009

Agile and TOC - Can oil and water mix?

This is my lestest lecture on combining Agile and TOC together. Can oil and water mix?

The end result is not exactly Agile and not exaclty theory of constraints but when taking concepts of TOC in the macro-management and Agile concepts for the micro-management something very interesting happens.

http://www.slideshare.net/aviram37/agile-and-toc/edit?src=slideview

Ignite latest fixed-price projects are managed using this unique combination of Distributed Agile and critical chain management. A full blown case study will be presented within couple of months.
May 15, 2009

5 minutes on Offshore challenges for CIOs

Here's a nice clip I found on Tech Republic summarizing the main offshore challenges. If one will implement the measures to avoid the challenges described in this 5 minutes clip - you're half way to success in your offshore software development project.

An Indian colleague of mine once told me: "There are no problems in India, the only problem in India is the "No Problem" problem".

Whoever had some experience working with India will be smiling now...

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/hiner/?p=871&tag=nl.e101
February 7, 2009

SaaS in the eyes of an offshore provider

This lecture was given during Software 07 - the larget event for Hi-Tech/ISV companies in Israel. It describes the pros and cons of SaaS - Software As A Service from our perspective. This case study was done on Lighthouse - a SaaS-based PLM we, at Ignite, use to manage offshore software development projects.

SaaS in the eyes of an offshore provider

View more presentations by Aviram at his SlideShare page.