Successfully onboarding an offshore team with a phased approach


Introducing an offshore team to a well established SDLC can be a complex process. MessageMedia were able to successfully introduce and scale up offshore development capabilities by phasing in the introduction of offshore teams to their SDLC. At this meetup, we will talk through the theory of this approach, how it works in practice and some of the key learnings that have been discovered along the way.

Ben Mostafa is currently an Engineering Manager and Head of Developer Relations at MessageMedia. Over the last 9 months, he has helped spin up an offshore development capability in Vietnam to help compliment the development team located in Melbourne.

The team in Vietnam will also be dialing in via video conference to join in the discussion as well!

Audience: Development Managers, Delivery Managers, Iteration Managers, Tech Leads, anyone who manages a software development team or plans to launch a software product.


This group is for sharing knowledge and experiences about developing software with offshore and distributed teams.

Please join this group if you are a startup, an agency, a software development team in a large enterprise or a software professional looking for new ways of collaborating and leveraging the power of offshoring, remote development centers, and distributed teams. Vendors are also welcome.

We discuss tactics, strategy, problems, solutions, scaling, Agile, communications, cultural differences, and risks, which come along with all the advantages of working with remote teams and collaborators. Come along and tell us what issues you come across, how you tackle them, and share your success stories.