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CONTINUOUS PRODUCTIVITY

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Rails: Productive Happiness Rails is a corporation with a highly systematic and well-organized procedure; there are complete divisions of who’s doing what and where. To get started in the company, all you need to do is to understand the layout, comprehend the fact that you don’t have to deal with repetitive

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Permen outsourcing baru & industri IT

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Peraturan menteri (Permen) mengenai outsourcing baru diteken oleh Menteri Tenaga Kerja dan Transmigrasi Muhaimin Iskandar minggu lalu. Diberitakan bahwa outsourcing hanya boleh terbatas pada lima macam pekerjaan yaitu jasa kebersihan, keamanan, katering, transportasi, dan pertambangan dan migas. Nah, bagaimana dengan IT? Menurut Pak Menteri, selain lima jenis pekerjaan tersebut, perekrutan adalah dengan

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Source code Indonesia

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“Source code China” by Cyrill Eltschinger is a wonderful book and reading it further motivates me to realize my vision to making Indonesia one of the leading IT Outsourcing (ITO) hub in the world. China, according to the book, was on track to becoming #1 ITO hub, pushing India to second place.

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Outsourcing 101: How much time you have to invest

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We often feel like John, a hypothetical developer whose story goes like this. John goes to Jane’s (his boss) office everyday, but there is noone in the office, no colleagues, and no Jane. John gets an instruction on what to do once or twice a week on a short email. John works on the to-dos, deliver the results, but he very rarely gets a response to his reports. What’s worse, when he asks questions, the questions left unanswered for days, although it’s blocking him to complete the task.

Dont ever let your outsourcing relationship goes like this! The disadvantages are easy to spot…

As the boss, Jane is wasting her money. Imagine how many hours wasted because a question is unanswered in a timely manner, and how many hours wasted because a task isnt done quite as expected because Jane doesnt have time to check on the deliverables.

As a developer, John’s motivation is down to the drain pretty quickly. Motivation translates to productivity, so it hurts the client as well. As the boss, Jane needs to constantly set expectation, give sufficient pressure to pump up John’s adrenaline.

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