The main question of the eBook is 'how to not screw up when managing a remote team?' To answer this question, the first chapter zooms into why you would setup an offshore team. Without asking that question, your sole motive might be pure cost savings or to speed up your project on the short term. If those are the only motives, chances are big that you come out disappointed. Managing remote teams, with big geographical, cultural and language gaps, is not easy and needs careful thinking and preparation. Hugo Messer, a global staffing expert from the Netherlands, writes about the why from the 'vendor' perspective. Hugo has gained substantial experience in setting up and managing remote teams, with suppliers, freelancers and own offices. Then Zhenya Rozinskiy, an experienced outsourcer from the US, writes from the 'buyer' perspective about the reasons, risks and rewards. Zhenya has been involved in setting up remote development teams for over 15 years for companies of various sizes and in many different countries. Furthermore, to prepare you for the journey, three authors share their insights into the pitfalls of offshoring and how to prevent them. They describe real practical lessons learned, supported by cases from their daily work. Each of them looks at success from a different angle, one as the liaison between the Netherlands and India, one as consultant, and one as nearshore provider. Erik Joustra works for Tech Mahindra, a large Indian outsourcing company. He runs their Dutch office and acts as a delivery manager to accommodate Dutch multinationals working with their Indian teams. Katie Gove, is the CEO of Trellis, a consulting company from Denmark focused on outsourcing. She has seen many projects go wrong and will share some of these stories as well as how to prevent them. Nataly lives in Ukraine and works for Intercomputer, an outsourcing provider from Ukraine. She has gained experience in different outsourcing companies in the past ten years and looks at the pitfalls and success factors from the supplier's point of view. This is the first eBook in a series of eBooks that will be published within a couple of months interval and later on in one printed book. The eBooks are being written through a crowdwriting project and the authors are experts from all over the world.
Reprint of the Boston 1985. 218pp. Charles A. Muses (1919-2000), a figure who wrote articles and books under various pseudonyms (including Mus s, Musaios, Kyril Demys, Arthur Fontaine, Kenneth Demarest and Carl von Balmadis), was the founder of the Lion Path, a shamanistic movement. He held unusual and controversial views relating to mathematics, physics, philosophy, and many other fields.Muses eventually proposed an astrological method called 'chronotopology, ' which he claimed could measure the qualitative multidimensional structure of time.
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