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Dec. 11, 2012, 4 a.m.

Transparency With Scrum (Part III)

When the customer's program managers first saw the reports generated by the template, they could immediately recognize the completely different degree of visibility and transparency all this information gave them.

Dec. 5, 2012, 4 a.m.

Transparency With Scrum (Part II)

On the client side, requirements were formulated by the Business Unit and finalized and managed for the supplier’s team by the Product Owner (PO), and a business analyst on the supplier side played the role of Proxy Product Owner (PPO).

Nov. 30, 2012, 4 a.m.

Transparency With Scrum (Part I)

This is the first in a series of posts discussing how Scrum improves chances of outsourcing success and cuts costs through discipline, transparency and tighter integration between customer and provider.

Nov. 28, 2012, 4 a.m.

Don't Outsource Your Development

Yes, you read that right. I work for a software development outsourcing firm, and I am telling you not to outsourceyour software development. But why not? Everyone’s doing it, and everyone can’t be mistaken, right?

July 25, 2012, 4 a.m.

Outsourcing Chaos Begets More Chaos

A recent example of software-related troubles at RBS described in this article is a good illustration of the GIGO principle (“garbage in, garbage out”). If you have a mess on your hands, outsourcing it won’t solve the problem.

July 10, 2012, 4 a.m.

Case Against Agile: It’s Too Damn Hard

This article has been beaten to death by many, including this blog. Still, I wanted to talk about several reasons why some organizations have difficulties adopting Agile. And if what I have to say is controversial, oh well, so be it.

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David Tedford

Vice President

David Tedford has over 20 years of sales experience within the IT/software industry. He excels at being immersed in a customer's environment, understanding his customers requirements, crafting solutions to meet those requirements, and ultimately providing solutions to his customers.

Vladimir Litoshenko

Senior Vice President

As the head of business development for First Line Software, Vladimir heads up business development in Western Europe and Russia.


Vladimir began his career in IT in 2002, when, as a student of Faculty of Automation of Computer Science of the First Electrotechnical University (ETU “LETI”), he began his work at The Morfizpribor Central Research Institute (CRI). Vladimir joined the StarSoft team (predecessor of First Line Software) in 2004 as a Junior Software Developer. As he gained experience with more and more projects, he was promoted to leadership roles.

Richard Leslie

UK Business Development

Richard has over 15 years of sales and account management expertise in the IT and Tech sector. He has worked on many outsourcing engagements with global companies.

David Fien

Director

David is a business development professional with more than 20 years’ experience as a specialist in the acquisition of partnerships and IT/software services for associations, not-for profits and corporations in Australia, New Zealand and USA. He has specific expertise in the healthcare, legal and hospitality industries.