A Systematic Approach to Optimise Management in Global Sourcing Relationships

Laura Ponisio

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    Abstract

    Despite a large number of studies, global IT sourcing projects are, in practice, performed ad-hoc and rely mostly on the manager’s experience. Outsourcing software development presents extra challenges because development is performed in an inter-organisational network. Although organisations collaborate by transferring knowledge from the customer to the vendor (e.g., requirements) and from the vendor to the client (e.g., product and status reports), each has its own interests and needs; which often conflict. Tacit requirements, conflicting interests and knowledge-domain gaps contribute to generate final solutions that cost more in terms of resources than what was originally planned or that do not help customers to meet their ambitions. In this work we propose eStudio, our semi-automatic quantitative-data based framework to provide guidance to reason about obstacles in, for instance, knowledge co-ordination.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2009
    EventGlobal Sourcing Management Workshop 2009 - Verona, Italy
    Duration: 7 Jun 20097 Jun 2009

    Workshop

    WorkshopGlobal Sourcing Management Workshop 2009
    Country/TerritoryItaly
    CityVerona
    Period7/06/097/06/09

    Keywords

    • Software development
    • Semi-automatisation
    • Outsourcing

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