Question Solved1 Answer Your organization is about to embark on a major software development project that is expected to require a full-time project manager, an IT infrastructure architect, two Web developers, six software developers, two systems analysts, and a database administrator over a period of six-to-nine months. Your organization does not have the staff to complete this effort. Management is considering either outsourcing the effort to a U.S. software development firm with which they have had good success in the past or offshore outsourcing the project to Tata Consulting Services. Your organization has limited experience with offshore outsourcing, but management estimates that the total project cost could be reduced from around $3.0 million to less than $1.5 million by using Tata. What additional information do you need to make a fully informed decision about which option to execute? What are the pros and cons of each option?

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Your organization is about to embark on a major software development project that is expected to require a full-time project manager, an IT infrastructure architect, two Web developers, six software developers, two systems analysts, and a database administrator over a period of six-to-nine months. Your organization does not have the staff to complete this effort. Management is considering either outsourcing the effort to a U.S. software development firm with which they have had good success in the past or offshore outsourcing the project to Tata Consulting Services. Your organization has limited experience with offshore outsourcing, but management estimates that the total project cost could be reduced from around $3.0 million to less than $1.5 million by using Tata. What additional information do you need to make a fully informed decision about which option to execute? What are the pros and cons of each option?

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ANSWER      ANS 1. Before outsourcing many criteria should be kept in mind i.e. the validity and the integrity of the organziaton from which Outsourcing is done. The budget constraints and the Security availability.   -- Pros of outsourcing :  1. The cost incurred is very less. 2. The main n Focus is on the actual task so good execution. 3. It impro ... See the full answer