Gosh, I haven’t checked out Datamation in a while. But this article is certainly worth a read if you’re pondering outsourcing IT projects overseas…
Author Eric Spiegel discusses problems he and others have faced in managing an offshore project, such as the time difference between India and the US, erratic development processes, and, of course, cultural issues.
Mr. Spiegel also offers some basic tips, such as:
Provide your team with an "introduction to offshoring" training where you can directly address their concerns and how to eliminate common problems. Companies like Intel have had success providing managers with "cultural sensitivity" training that addressed issues upfront.