RE: Don't believe the offshore hype?

Subject: RE: Don't believe the offshore hype?
From: "John Posada" <JPosada -at- isogon -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 08:12:37 -0500

I wasn't attributing it as a characteristic of India as a nationality. I
was attributing it to the approach to a quote by the world's biggest
outsource supplier who happened to be Indian, and a vendor (with 20,000
on their staff worldwide) who failed to deliver, and who happened to be

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
Isogon Corporation

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[mailto:bounce-techwr-l-143723 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com] On Behalf Of Mike O.
Sent: Tuesday, March 09, 2004 8:54 PM
Subject: Re: Don't believe the offshore hype?

John Posada wrote:
> At my last gig (before here), we had an Indian-based company
> onsite...about 30 people. Maybe slightly less. We gave them a section
> of cubicles, about 4 isles of 8 cubes each. They set it up so there
> was a supv at the end of each isle and he was responsible for divvying

> the work. It was done in small chunks that could be done in a single
> shift. At the end of the shift, the little chunk was handed in and in
> the morning, a new piece was given out.
> There was no inspiration, no "big idea", no vision, no insight.
> Oh, time came and they crashed.

The problems you describe have nothing to do with the national origin of
the workers. The vision itself - the idea that software development can
be performed as factory work, is flawed.


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