Decision support for offshore insourcing software development

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Ronald jabangwe, Darja Smite
Title: Decision support for offshore insourcing software development
Conference name: 6th IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering Workshops, ICGSE Workshops
Year: 2011
Pagination: 111-113
ISBN: 978-076954558-5
Publisher: IEEE
City: Helsinki
URI/DOI: 10.1109/ICGSE-W.2011.13
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Computing (Sektionen för datavetenskap och kommunikation)
School of Computing S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
Language: English
Abstract: Proximity to customers and the possibility of accessing new and prospective markets are some of the factors that compel companies to consider various sourcing options and go global. One sourcing option that has consequently become popular is Offshore insourcing. Though it is appealing as a business strategy due to the perceived benefits, there are some strategies that may inexplicably impact software quality. The objective of this research work is to focus on producing empirical evidence that is valuable input to support decision-making during offshore insourcing projects. The input will help with evaluating different strategies on their impact on quality.
Subject: Software Engineering\General
Keywords: Distributed development, Empirical, Global Software Engineering, OffshoreInsourcing