Provided by: Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net)
Offshore Software Development Outsourcing (OSDO) is an important paradigm in global software development. OSDO is a well-known business strategy adopted by many organisations in developed countries by outsourcing their software development work to low-wages countries to get high quality software development at low-cost. However, outsourcing is not a risk free business. Vendor organisations need to address a number of factors for successful outcomes of the outsourcing relationships. Knowledge Sharing Management (KSM) is one of the key areas to be addressed by vendor organisations for successful outcomes of OSDO relationships.