Questionnaire-based risk assessment scheme for Japanese offshore software outsourcing

Hiroshi Tsuji, Akito Sakurai, Ke N.Ichi Yoshida, Amrit Tiwana, Ashley Bush

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Abstract

As the volumes of software development increase and the cost reduction is required, most Japanese IT companies are interested in offshore software outsourcing. Although a lot of engineers have experienced the success and failure on their projects, their know-how still remains as tacit knowledge. This paper proposes a risk assessment scheme for new projects by externalizing such tacit knowledge. Such a scheme requires collaboration between industry and academia because the tacit knowledge is scattered over many companies and cannot be formalized by a single company or academic institute. Defining fourteen attributes related to software development and designing questionnaire about project evaluation, this paper clarifies how to quantify the risk of offshore software outsourcing. Risk assessment tool based on the proposed scheme will promote a knowledge spiral for project management.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoftware Engineering Approaches for Offshore and Outsourced Development - First International Conference, SEAFOOD 2007, Revised Papers
Pages114-127
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Event1st International Conference on Software Engineering Approaches for Offshore and Outsourced Development, SEAFOOD 2007 - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 2007 Feb 52007 Feb 6

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4716 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other1st International Conference on Software Engineering Approaches for Offshore and Outsourced Development, SEAFOOD 2007
CountrySwitzerland
CityZurich
Period07/2/507/2/6

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Tsuji, H., Sakurai, A., Yoshida, K. N. I., Tiwana, A., & Bush, A. (2007). Questionnaire-based risk assessment scheme for Japanese offshore software outsourcing. In Software Engineering Approaches for Offshore and Outsourced Development - First International Conference, SEAFOOD 2007, Revised Papers (pp. 114-127). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4716 LNCS).