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I work on a software development pseudo-Scrum team that sends nearly all of the actual coding work to an overseas development company. What I've observed over the last 3 years here is just how slowly and poorly the software is built (compared to my previous job). You might be tempted to think that we're just cheap, but when you figure in the cost per man-hour of delivered software, they're actually far more expensive.

The problem isn't necessarily geographic separation either (although it contributes), since we have plenty of great communication tools for non-collocated teams. In my opinion the problem is that they're deficient in critical skillets and turn over every 6 to 12 months.

While discussing these concerns with upper management, I was surprised to find that they already knew about these problems. They explained that they're not optimizing for speed, quality or cost, but rather flexibility. With the uncertainty of our yearly budget and workloads, offshore companies allow us to quickly add or remove bodies in a tight timeline. If funding is cut, we only lose a few contractors and not our more expensive systems experts.

Do any of you work for a company with the same mindset? Any ideas for either convincing the higher-ups to change, or at least for making the current process work better?
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