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Overview

Global Outsourcing with Visual Studio 2005 provides reallife, battle-tested guidelines and a metrics-driven process that teaches managers, developers, and engineers how to successfully implement outsourcing in their companies. Providing best practices guidelines based upon empirical experiences and case studies from leading practitioners in the outsourcing industry, the book shows the best way to construct a result-oriented delivery process that can mitigate execution risk, improve quality, and increase efficiency. In addition, the book shows how to leverage Microsoft tools from Visual Studio 2005 such as Team System, Office, BizTalk, Sharepoint Services, and EPM to implement this delivery process. Team leads and developers will learn about effective source code management when working with globally distributed teams and specific guidelines are provided for versioning, code review, build process, and integration. Global Outsourcing with Visual Studio 2005 is an essential IT reference as companies become geographically independent in terms of operations, sourcing, and marketing. FEATURES:
* Teaches how to use Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, including Team System, to implement a global outsourcing process in any company
* Explains how to construct a result-oriented delivery process that can mitigate execution risk, improve quality, and increase efficiency ? Provides best practices guidelines on how to manage and execute outsourcing relationships based upon real-life experiences from the field
* Includes a companion CD-ROM with working code and ready-to-use, customizable “templates” for software requirements gathering, specification development, development process management, issue tracking and more
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584504450
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/4/2006
  • Series: Networking and Security Series
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Jamil Azher (Lakeville, MA) is the CTO of PCi Corp and has over 15 years of experience in software development. His experience includes hands-on programming, globally outsourced project management, technology leadership, and entrepreneurial ventures. Prior to joining PCi in 1997, he worked in an offshore software development company focused on financial services and small business accounting. Jamil received his Masters in IT degree from Harvard University and BS in Engineering degree from the California Institute of Technology.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Overview, Business Model, Value Proposition, Global Delivery Model, Engagement Life Cycle
Chapter 2: Requirements Gathering, Specification Development, Use Cases, Architecture, Acceptance Criteria and Effective Communication with remote teams
Chapter 3: Remote Execution Supervision, Remote Development Methodology, Code Review
Chapter 4: Distributed Source Code Management, Versioning, Build Schedules
Chapter 5: Quality Assurance, Test Cases (Manual and Automated), Synchronization of Test Environments and Versions
Chapter 6: Issue tracking, Bug Life Cycle, Change Requests, Problem Resolution, Synchronizing Distributed Activities and Maintaining Control
Chapter 7: Deployment and Release Process, Customer Support
Chapter 8: Remote Project Management, Transparency of Remote Execution process, Milestones, Status Reporting
Chapter 9: Understanding Vendor's Execution Process, Vendor's Internal Controls, Synchronizing Vendor's Process and Systems with Client
Chapter 10: Vendor Selection, RFP Process, Contract Administration, Intellectual Property, Metrics for Measuring Performance
Appendix A: About the CD-ROM
Index
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