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Extreme Outsourcing

Extreme Outsourcing
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Author(s): Jakob H. Iversen (University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, USA)
Copyright: 2004
Pages: 4
Source title: Innovations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-261-9.ch059
ISBN13: 9781616921255
EISBN13: 9781466665347


As companies are looking at reducing their software development cost, they are increasingly turning to offshore outsourcing to take advantage of lower wages overseas. This paper looks at this and another major trend in software development, agile development methodologies, to determine whether the practices of the most common agile methodology, extreme programming, can support offshore outsourcing. The paper concludes that while some practices are easily implemented, others require a great deal of consideration and may not be feasibly implemented at all. Offshore outsourcing can benefit from extreme programming practices by achieving higher visibility into the development process.

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