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Vikie Davie
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Business analysis in offshore development model

Offshore development has become an increasingly popular model for businesses looking to expand their reach and reduce costs. With this model, businesses can hire a team of developers located in a different country or continent, often in regions where labor is cheaper.

However, managing an offshore development team can be challenging, especially when it comes to ensuring that the team is meeting business requirements and producing quality work. This is where business analysis comes in.

Business analysis is the process of identifying business needs, gathering and analyzing requirements, and proposing solutions to meet those needs. In an offshore development model, a business analyst plays a crucial role in bridging the gap between the client and the development team.

Here are some key ways in which business analysis can help ensure the success of an offshore development project:

  1. Understanding Business Requirements

A business analyst works closely with the client to understand their business requirements and translate them into technical requirements that the offshore development team can understand. This helps to ensure that the development team is building the right product, and that the client's business needs are being met.

  1. Communication

Communication is key when working with an offshore development team. A business analyst can act as a liaison between the client and the development team, ensuring that everyone is on the same page and that any issues are addressed in a timely manner. The business analyst can also help to establish clear communication channels and protocols to ensure that everyone is aware of project updates and timelines.

  1. Risk Management

Managing risk is an important part of any project, but it is particularly important in an offshore development model. A business analyst can help to identify potential risks and develop strategies to mitigate them. This can help to ensure that the project stays on track and that any issues are resolved quickly and efficiently.

  1. Quality Assurance

Ensuring that the final product meets the client's quality standards is critical to the success of an offshore development project. A business analyst can work with the development team to establish quality standards and processes, and to conduct regular testing and quality assurance checks to ensure that the final product meets those standards.

In conclusion, business analysis plays a critical role in the success of an offshore development project. By working closely with the client and the development team, a business analyst can help to ensure that the project stays on track, meets the client's business requirements, and produces a quality product. With the right approach and the right team in place, an offshore development project can be a highly effective way to expand your business and reduce costs.

This entry was published on Feb 20, 2023 / Vikie Davie. Posted in Business Process Management (BPM) . Bookmark the Permalink or E-mail it to a friend.
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Kevsj posted on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 3:35 PM
Excellent read. This article is my current project to a 'T' and I'm happy to see that Communication and QA get a mention. Having joined the project late, I'm currently seeing situations where unclear communications have led to expectation alignment issues. I'm confident a more robust and clear process will get as to a good place.
arif007 posted on Saturday, April 1, 2023 4:15 AM
Real estate businesses have increasingly adopted offshore development models to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and expand their reach. Offshore development involves outsourcing some or all of the business processes to a third-party service provider located in a different country or region. In the case of real estate businesses, offshore development can involve outsourcing tasks such as software development, data entry, and customer support to companies located in offshore locations.

One of the key advantages of offshore development is cost savings. Offshore service providers in countries such as India, the Philippines, and China often offer lower labor costs and operating expenses compared to those in developed countries such as the United States and Europe. This can result in significant cost savings for real estate businesses, which can then be invested in other areas of the business.
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