- access to the client's integration and production environments, there really was no other way but to work through an enabler. The separation of the TIL and BPM roles is really helpful in focusing people's energies on the right things.
- The right tools will help tremendously. Tools provide the much needed daily visibility into the project for the management on the client side, enabling them to truly harness the power of XP. This is especially critical if the development team is located offshore.
About the Author
Peter Vaihansky is the Vice President of StarSoft Development Labs. With headquarters in Cambridge, MA and development centers in Eastern Europe, StarSoft provides software development outsourcing management expertise and services to global US and European companies including: Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), T-Mobile, IBM, Fellowes, Contex, ScriptLogic, WebSideStory, and others. StarSoft specializes in applying Agile methodologies (XP and Scrum) to distributed, offshore software development projects.