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  •  Outsourcing to India? (11+ / 0-)

    I worked for a small private Swiss bank which outsourced a development project to India because it would only cost a million, instead of the 2 million it would have cost to develop in-house. On delivery, it was completely useless. A project group was created to correct the problem, writing documents that had to describe every field and step along the way at an incredible level of detail.

    A programming team was sent over from India to make the final changes. They were able to scramble the source files of a number of other projects (including mine). Fortunately in my case, I had printed out the source codes with the changes marked, so I could just retype the changes. Others were not so lucky.

    Cost for original "development" = $1M
    Cost for corrections + retyping screw-ups = 1.6M
    Watching the boss's faces when they realised how much money they had "saved" = priceless!

    FOSI: Full Of Shit Information - Both my sister and I are trivia freaks...

    by Spoc42 on Mon Dec 12, 2011 at 09:17:06 AM PST

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