What Outsourcers Can Learn from Open-Source Communities
Nov 07, 2008, 13:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
How to Help Your Business Become an AI Early Adopter
[ Thanks to Esther
Schindler for this link. ]
"Asynchronous methods contain their own audit trail.
E-mail, bug trackers and such tools automatically generate a record
of what happened; someone who's out of synch can catch up with a
little reading. "This trackability also reduces repeat discussions,
and managers know better what their staff are doing," says Berkus.
In contrast, synchronous methods generally require extra effort
(that is, time) to create a record; and because someone has to
write the record, the task is often skipped.
""Great programmers are often people whose ability to
concentrate is high but whose multi-tasking skills are poor,"
Berkus points out. Synchronous methods require interruptions, which
has been proven to decrease the overall effectiveness of your best
programmers. Since these programmers do 60 to 90 percent of the
work which ends up in the final product, he says, it pays to coddle
- Linux Magazine: Sinning with Windows, There's no Bagels at the end of this Fast(Oct 14, 2008)
- How to Not Get an IT Job: 10 Tips(Sep 17, 2008)
- IT Workers Hit Hardest by Offshore Outsourcing, Survey Finds(Aug 29, 2008)
- Up or Out: Where Are IT Jobs Headed?(Jul 22, 2008)
- Paylocity Saves Money Developing on Linux(Mar 05, 2008)
- Mid-Market Heroes: Linux and Outsourcing Help Virgin America Soar(Jan 10, 2008)
- For Linux Admins, Career Options Remain Plentiful(Nov 14, 2007)
- Linux Job Market Trends: Galloping Forward(Sep 06, 2007)