If you’ve lived in IT for the last decade it’s a sure bet the experience of an offshore IT sourcing mix-up has put a wrench into your project success at least once. When offshore sourcing began it seemed like an immediate fix to the challenges of high costs but what the IT community uncovered was that low sourcing costs did not necessarily make for a project on budget.
Challenges of IT Offshore Sourcing
Exposure of Private and Corporate Data
Risk of exposing confidential personal, client, and corporate data is a real concern when managing any IT project but with the added dimension of offshore interaction it becomes complicated.
Synchronizing the Deliverables
Consistency in deadlines met with the deliverables required is often lost in cultural translation and results in deadlines extended for the final result you’re seeking.
When you hear a low hourly rate or project cost it’s easy to want to jump on the offshore sourcing model until those costs for the final product, ‘change orders’ as they can be called, begin to pile up.
You wouldn’t be the first IT project that had to be started from the beginning after having to scrap the IT offshore team because the project just can’t seem to get completed.