Advisor offshore sourcing
New: online training Globally Distributed Software Engineering
Offshore sourcing is complicated and must be prepared well. For this reason, the Dutch Technical University Delft developed an unique online training, titled ‘Globally Distributed Software Engineering’. All lectures are given in the English language.
This course GSE101x, Globally Distributed Software Engineering, or abbreviated GDSE is about a variety of issues that characterize working with globally distributed teams that develop and maintain software solutions. Think of things like cultural differences, the effect of distance and time differences, leadership and decision-making in a distributed context, new ways of working such as agile (Scrum), and how software engineers works in distributed teams.
The first course started on 24 October 2017 and was conducted by a professor of the TU Delft and 13 guest lectureres, including Paul Tjia from GPI Consultancy. This MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) deals with topics such as Collaborating Across Borders and Time, Lean and Agile, Distributed Scrum, Continuous Delivery, Trends in Country Selection, Offshore Experiences, Dealing with Cultural Differences, Consolidation and Diversification.
Students that follow this course should have prior knowledge of how software is developed, although technical knowledge or programming skills are not required. Our aims are to show how practitioners in industry deal with globally distributed software engineering, how decision-makers lead their teams in such a context, and what is the state of the art in GDSE research. And driven by a drive to share the common knowledge on GDSE within students that follow this course, an important objective of the course is to complement the body of knowledge of GDSE with new or improved artifacts.
Registration for this online course is free of charge. The training will be repeated on an annual basis.