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PM SIG: 5 Things Every Product Manager Should Know About Offshore Development

Presented by:   Product Manangement SIG
When: 11/20/2003
7:00pm
Location: Internet Security Systems (ISS)
Global Headquarters
6303 Barfield Road
Atlanta

30328
Cost: Members: Free
Non-members: $20
Description: 5 Things Every Product Manager Should Know About Offshore Development Presented by Manoj Mehta of Paalam, Inc.

Product Managers are often faced with a build or buy decision for their products. When the decision boils down to a build strategy, outsourcing development is always an option and offshore firms are becoming more economical, practical, and manageable. For your product strategy, how do you know when offshore development is right for you and what should you look for in making this decision?

Paalamís Manoj Mehta will discuss the 5 key points every product manager should know when developing the business plan that may include some offshore development. Manojís discussion will include:

∑ Why consider offshore development?
∑ How do I know when a project is a good fit for offshore development?
∑ How do I select an offshore development firm?
∑ How do I execute?
∑ What should I be aware of?

About Manoj Mehta

Manoj Mehta has been involved in the technology industry for over 14 years. He has successfully worked on the technology development as well as on the technology management. He has substantial experience taking products from concept through development and onto production. His education includes an MBA from Georgia State University and a MSEE and BSEE degrees from the City College of New York.

In February 2003, Mr. Mehta co-founded Paalam Inc. where he is now VP of Business Development. Paalam is an Atlanta-based company providing offshore software and BPO services. Paalam helps clients formulate offshoring development and support strategies specific to their needs and provides service to help them execute. Paalam ensures reduced development cycles, faster time to market with high quality while reducing the total cost of ownership with offshore strategies.

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