Managing Distributed Agile With Outsourced Service Providers


Foundational Refreshed: 12 February 2018 | Published: 03 October 2016 ID: G00299136

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Summary

Agile development methods require frequent team interaction, so project owners often prefer on-site resources to offshore options, even if this increases costs. Sourcing executives must match nearshore and offshore service providers with the type of project where they can be successful.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Select Vendors With Strong Distributed Agile Credentials
    • Ensure Sufficient Time Zone Overlap for the Style of Project
    • Source Entire Teams From a Single Vendor in a Single Location
    • Implementing Distributed Agile Competencies and Governance
  • Case Studies
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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