Posts Tagged ‘offshore’

Perficient Nagpur

Perficient Receives CMMI Level 5 Performance Rating for its Nagpur Operations

Perficient’s Nagpur, India, Global Delivery Center has achieved a Level 5 appraisal, the highest possible maturity rating, from the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Institute. The appraisal was performed by QAI India. CMMI is a capability improvement framework that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes that ultimately improve their performance. An appraisal […]

Why Healthcare Should Consider South America for Quality Offshore Development

As many who follow Perficient know, we recently completed our largest acquisition to date with bringing PSL on board.  Our healthcare practice is excited for a number of reasons that I want to explore but it boils down to quality offshore development. We think it makes a lot of sense for Healthcare Organizations (HCO) to […]

Agile & CMMi – And they lived together happily ever after!

Fairy tales have never lost their charm and they have always stayed close and strong in the hearts of people. I have made a maiden attempt to explain the compatibility of Agile and CMMi model as a fairy tale and this is how it goes: Once upon a time, there was a software town. The […]

Establishing a Successful Support Arrangement – 4 Key Process Steps

Custom application support arrangements these days seems to share the following characteristics: Highly commoditized with high offshore ratios Poor levels of quality and meeting Service Level Agreements To some, the first would seem to beget the second. Specifically – IT organizations have seemed to come to almost expect very little from their on-call support other […]

Innovation and offshore

I’ve read some interesting articles lately regarding how to get your offshore partner to innovate. One in CIO magazine; http://bit.ly/dl9YJB covered the topic pretty well with regard to what you have to change to spark innovation. But I’d like to add some specific areas where a multi-shore arrangement can transcend the usual SLA / price […]

Measuring the Performance of Multi-Shore Delivery Teams: Can it be done?

How much can you save by using a multi-sourced delivery team, where some of the work is done offshore? Depending on whom you ask, the answer can vary wildly. The reason is that a truly accurate answer from a mature IT organization takes more into account than simply multiplying ‘rates’ by ‘body count’.  Mature IT […]

How much effort should be spent communicating with an offshore team?

Currently more and more projects are multi-shore in a lot of big companies. Clients always ask us one question: How much effort needs to be spent to communicate with offshore teams if we work with one. It is one concern from clients that they need to spend more time to communicate with offshore team and usually […]

The role of a liaison to help with multi-shore development

In my experience, a project’s success is dependent on having good communciation between the onshore and offshore teams, and a liaison can make this process much easier.  We have had several projects which have involved our China team and a liaison who has travelled to the U.S. to help with communication and keeping both teams […]

Offshore IP Protection

One of the most frequent questions I get asked regarding moving project work offshore is around Intellectual Property (IP) protection. Often, this question is asked based on perception that doing software work offshore, inherently puts a company’s IP at greater risk than how work is done today at that company.  While there are certainly safe-guards […]