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Scott Clayton26-Jun-18 13:59
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Scott Clayton27-Jun-18 15:26
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Thank you, this is extremely valuable. I can complain all day about how it's not working, but until I can propose a superior alternative, it won't amount to anything.

If I'm understanding correctly, the goal is to work on building the offshore team and any communication patterns, processes and expectations to the point where they're delivering stable, quality increments. I've recently requested tools or training for offshore developers only to be told that the offshore company is contractually responsible for training their own developers. That makes it very difficult to explain how, for instance, I expect unit tests to be written.

That still leaves a few problems such as suddenly losing someone with domain knowledge just because a project lost funding. Unfortunately that's out of my control. One of our offshore teams has fluctuated from 3 to 1 and up to 5 developers within the last year.

Since realistically it's unlikely that they'll stop outsourcing development work, I'll try approaching this from the angle of building a more stable offshore team that can learn our systems and technologies over the long term without getting moved around. Maybe they won't let me build an onshore team, but they may be open to helping me maintain a consistent offshore one.
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