Quality of 'Offshore' Contractors

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Oliver Wyman
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Sep 6 5 Comments

So this was my first client project with a new company, that leveraged 'offshore' developers to aid in the development efforts.

First observations, offshore contractors introduced a much higher number of defects than company FTE's, most were less than active participants during sprint/epic/user story conf calls (unless called out by the SM/PM/EL), the majority of them were not accountable for their own code reviews, causing major delays in deploy-able product.

Yes their billable rate was 50% of that of the FTE consultants and devs, however their output was close to 35% of the FTE dev team.

Is this normal?
How do you eliminate these problems mid-project when they do not listen/respond appropriately to EL/PM directives and client requests?

(putting my flame suit on now)

TIA.

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  • Oracle
    not_larry

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    Amazon
    not_larrymore
    Ask them to do the needful and they will revert back with the right fixes.
    Sep 6 0
  • Oracle Ot3Na
    Normal
    Sep 6 0
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    xlr8ed

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    Oliver Wyman
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    I'm guessing the old adage 'you get what you pay for' applies here.....
    Sep 6 0
  • Ellie Mae gfjyeic
    The argument for offshoring is that, it’s not efficient in first year. But eventually output to cost ratio makes sense
    Sep 6 0
  • Microsoft Specific
    This is typical, and nothing for it unless you are in a decision making role for said company.
    Sep 6 0

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