Establishing a Collaborative Relationship for Offshore Agile Software Development

An emphasis on partnership is important for undertaking agile projects. Because agile principles often revolve around teamwork, employees each need to demonstrate the appropriate skill set and expertise required to build a team.  This helps to assure our offshore clients that they are working with a sustainable and stable team that can implement agile principles in project work.

Earning a Client’s Trust: Overcoming the Challenge of Outsourcing

In the course of project development, you may encounter various problems and make various mistakes. In some situations, these problems and mistakes are easy to solve and correct, while in other situations, a mistake or problem could lead to the termination of a client’s contract.

How could the same problem deliver different results?

Cultural differences between China and America: Perspectives from an outsourced employee

America is a country with a strong consciousness concerning independence. IT engineers from America often seem to work independently, without relying heavily on others for direction or guidance, while many IT engineers from China take a more collaborative approach to projects.

The independent consciousness is an important difference between Chinese and Western culture. A man who has strong independence will pay more attention to efficiency; especially personal efficiency.

Subjective Initiative in the Agile Software Industry

Subjective initiative is a common term in China that refers to a person’s willingness to take charge or be compelled to take action without having to be asked. A person will often recognize the positive that can come from a situation, or how they may be helpful, and proceed with assisting to better the situation independently of someone else asking them to do so. This term can be applied to one’s personal life, as well as the choices they make at work.

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