With the businesses being internationalized, there rose a great chance of off shoring or outsourcing the job. This gave companies greater flexibility to run a project successfully at a reduced cost. However, managing the offshore project is not easy as it throws a lot of challenges. One thing is there are many variables that needed to be looked into to find the results accurately. And these variables are different for the companies on the globe. Unless you interpret your objective clearly, it affects the progress of your project, which in case is not good for your company. So, it is important to learn thoroughly how to manage offshore projects to make them successful.
It is true that work policy, time zone and culture are different in each country. For an offshore project challenge, it is important to understand the work policy of the vendor and the staff he or she can offer you. Admittedly, the staff should have right skills, competency and knowledge to handle the task. In most of the cases, it is difficult to find the same level of the technical capacity of the in-house team in the offshore team. To draw a line by fixing a certain percentage of efficiency level is the better option in such a case.
Where the time difference matters, you have your staff working late or in the early hours to stay with the offshore team. The cultural differences are another issue that can be solved with training and attending cultural programs. This helps gain more understanding and better communication.
It is important to chalk out the project strategies, methodologies, and techniques to define the project purpose and implement it for the better quality product in the end. For the process to be successful, identify the technical competency of the vendor, reconcile to find the difference, set up the mechanism, impart coaching and transfer knowledge to render an output acceptable for both the parties.
The project selection also plays an important role in managing offshore…