The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side. [James Baldwin]

In IT outsourcing one does not need to go too far to get ultimately familiar with its ugly side. However, despite all disappointments and failures I honestly believe in offshore capacity and its positive impact on the industry. I’ve seen enough success stories to continue using offshore resources myself and recommend it to others. Offshore outsourcing is one of most powerful weapons in a technical leader’s arsenal. And like any other powerful weapon it requires careful handling and a great deal of knowledge in its use and application. Ugly enough even slight mistakes in its utilization could cost companies enormous pain and expense and technical leaders their reputation and career.

The goal of this blog is to bring to everyone involved in offshore outsourcing my 5 T’s – Thoughts, Tools, Tips, Tricks, and Traps of outsourcing. I hope you find it helpful.

Important Disclaimer: This is a personal weblog. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer.  Also, my thoughts and opinions change from time to time…I consider this a necessary consequence of having an open mind.  This blog is intended to provide a point in time snapshot and manifestation of the various memes running around my brain, and as such any thoughts and opinions expressed within out-of-date posts may not the same, nor even similar, to those I may hold today…

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