Matthias Fabriek

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This paper describes an in depth analysis of successful and unsuccessful offshore custom software development (CSD) projects. Offshore projects tend to be unsuccessful, because physical, time, cultural, organizational, and stakeholder distances negatively influence communication and knowledge exchange between onshore and offshore project team members. The(More)
This thesis researches communication and coordination in offshore custom software development (CSD) projects. Nowadays, a lot of organizations are offshoring their information technology to countries with low wages. Main reasons for offshoring are cost reduction, entering a large labor pool, increasing international opportunities, increasing the quality of(More)
Application portfolio rationalization (APR) aims to analyze and restructure the complete set of applications in an organization. This paper presents a new APR method that assimilates various research results and empirical experiences. It explains that APR does not automatically return on investment: it is important to use the right method in order to get(More)
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