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WeTest Workshop - Managing Risks in Offshore Outsourcing

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IT offshore outsourcing involves managing of risks. When software testing services are outsourced, client and service providers face a variety of risks. Parvathy presents a systemic analysis of the risks involved in offshore outsourcing of testing services for a leading telecommunication provider in New Zealand.

Using semi structured interviews with clients and and service providers, the risks faced by them were identified. A systems model was developed by connecting the cause and effect relationships between the factors that influences these risks. This model revealed a set of feedback loops, responsible for the counterintuitive behaviour related to the decreasing success rate of IT offshore testing projects in the organisation. Two strategic interventions were proposed to address this complex situation.

How does the workshop work?

After the presentation we enter "Open Season" and attendees are encouraged to discuss, question, challenge, and share ideas on the topic. Participation is expected, so come prepared to contribute! Structure and facilitation will follow the same format as KWST and is best described in the following link - http://adam.goucher.ca/?p=234

Will there be food and drink?

Yes. This workshop is free of charge thanks to sponsorship from Assurity and includes pizza, beer and non-alcoholic beverages.

What time does it finish?

Doors open from 5.15pm. The first session runs 5.45pm - 6.45pm, then a 15 minute break for pizza, followed by a second session from 7pm - 8pm.

How do I attend?

RSVP for the event. Numbers are limited to the first 20 participants, but if you're keen please add yourself to the waiting list. We often get a big waiting list that disappears closer to the time, as attendees drop out due to schedule conflicts or illness. Testers of all experience levels welcome.