Category Archives: global project management

Addressing Visa Risk in the Global Services Industry

Writing in Forbes, veteran Forrester analyst Stephanie Moore recently wrote that “every offshore development team requires an onsite component, [and] that [the] onsite component could be provided by American citizens — who naturally have more contextual business understanding, thus satisfying … Continue reading

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Skills for the Changing Global Business Model

I’ve seen many presentations about working in a global business that start with the same kinds of information you find in a travel guide: languages, currency, holidays, maps.  These are very important details for anyone working with people in another … Continue reading

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A Post-Visa World?

In a recent discussion about global IT services, one of my clients mentioned that we are essentially living in a post-visa world when it comes to India-US business. (Thank you, you know who you are!) There’s always been some uncertainty … Continue reading

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Boston – Drink Like You’re in Bombay

A huge water pipe broke in eastern Massachusetts earlier today, taking out the clean water supply to Boston and most of the surrounding cities and towns, probably for several days or even a week.  Listening to the news, I was … Continue reading

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Offshore Outsourcing Failure, or Change Management Failure?

I heard another story of failure with a software development team working from India for a client in the U.S. yesterday.  Mulling it over this morning, I am struck by the number of factors racked up against this team ever … Continue reading

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10 Useful Blogs on Global Outsourcing

A friend of mine asked me today about the blogs I go to the most for information on outsourcing, so here’s my current list.  I am mostly interested in the IT outsourcing industry in India and China, and this list … Continue reading

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