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Managing Distributed Agile With Outsourced Service Providers

Published: 03 October 2016

ID: G00299136

Analyst(s): Mike West , Fabio Di Capua , Neil Barton , Ian Head


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
  • Key Challenges



  • 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

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