[thelist] Outsourcing

John Dowdell jdowdell at adobe.com
Mon Jan 30 14:08:54 CST 2006

Hershel Robinson wrote:
> I was approached by a potential client last week. He has a medium sized 
> web app which has undergone such patching over the years that he is 
> ready for a rebuild from scratch. He is working on the proposal now. His 
> plan is to outsource the actual programming to cheap programmers in 
> India or the former Soviet Union from one of the various websites 
> offering such services... What do people think about his idea of outsourcing?

Has your client budgeted anything for quality-assurance testing of the 
final experience, and for spot-inspections of how that experience was 
coded? If they haven't specified how they'll test whether the project 
was successful, then it could be easy to get caught in any subsequent 


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