July 26, 2017
About Basil Tesler
Basil Tesler is an Editor-in-Chief for Web Space Station

Software Development Project: Phases Overview

May 4, 2004 Basil Tesler

Most materials discussing the phases of a software development project are intended for the developers community. I decided to take a different look at the issue and help those novices who are going to outsource a software development project to an outsource service provider (OSP). […]

Choosing Your Outsource Service Provider

February 19, 2004 Basil Tesler

You have carefully weighed the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing and finally decided to outsource your project. Is there a surefire way to choose an outsource service provider (OSP) that best fits your needs? Is there an established selection procedure that can be applied on all occasions? Is there a complete list of requirements that a potential OSP should meet? Even if this article doesn’t give you an affirmative answer to all these questions, it will help you avoid costly blunders. […]

Preparing a Contract With an Outsource Service Provider

December 31, 2003 Basil Tesler

When your in-house expertise and/or budget doesn’t allow you to implement a vital IT development project, it’s time to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing. If you finally decide to outsource your project, you have to choose an outsource service provider (OSP) that best fits your needs. The next step – a most important and responsible one – is negotiating and preparing a contract. […]

Crafting a Request for Proposal

December 30, 2003 Basil Tesler

Crafting a Request for Proposal (RFP) takes a lot of time and effort. Gwen Hannah, President of Trillium Employee Services, says, “Writing an RFP can be a daunting task. Because of this, many people don’t devote enough time and energy in preparing an RFP. However, it’s very important to detail your requirements in this document so that vendors will know your needs and you will be able to quickly identify from their responses whether you want to schedule demos and continue discussions with them.” […]

Outsourcing IT Development: Advantages and Disadvantages

November 25, 2003 Basil Tesler

You can outsource almost anything. Maybe you don’t know it yet, but it’s true. A couple of days ago, when I was drinking coffee in the kitchen, my wife pointed at the faucet that was leaking big time. The good ole faucet was there when we moved in about ten years ago, and trying to fix it again didn’t make sense any more. Since I religiously believe in DIY, I bought a new faucet and set about working. When the old faucet was gone, I found out the metal pipe under the sink had to be replaced, too. There was no way I could do it without recourse to welding. I realized I was ready to outsource that part of the project, so I called the plumber. […]