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Wednesday, June 21 • 2:00pm - 2:25pm
OPEN TALK: Managing Outsourced Software Development - Avoiding Missteps & Mistakes

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Software outsourcing is a way to address the developer talent shortage and a shortcut to building a development team. This talk tells the story of managing a year-long personal journey to develop a two-sided online business platform, using an outsourced software design and development team. Steve Mezak is the founder and CEO of Accelerance, Inc., co-author of Outsource or Else, author of Software Without Borders and a Forbes and CIO columnist. As a software expert who knows a lot about outsourcing, Mezak still encountered numerous missteps and mistakes on his own software outsourcing journey. In fact, he selected the “wrong” software provider…twice. Learn why, how he handled it and the inevitable “course corrections” along the way – to fix a bad user interface, major security flaws and to adopt a DevOps approach. Discover how to select and manage an outsourced development team, including which parts are easier and which are more difficult than managing your own internal team. Walk away with the knowledge of what to look for and what to avoid when outsourcing software development.

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Steve Mezak

CEO, Accelerance

Wednesday June 21, 2017 2:00pm - 2:25pm EDT
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