Portfolio Cost Management in Offshore Software Development Outsourcing Relationships from Vendor's Perspective: a Systematic Literature Review Protocol

Salman Akbar
2012 IOSR Journal of Computer Engineering  
CONTEXT-Offshore software development outsourcing (OSDO) is an important paradigm of global software development. OSDO is a famous business strategy adopted by many organizations in developed countries by outsourcing their software development work to low-wages countries. OSDO offers many benefits to clients organization including high quality software products, authorized and skilled human resources at economical cost. However outsourcing is not a risk free business. Vendor organizations need
more » ... o address a number of factors for successful outcomes of the outsourcing relationships. Likewise portfolio cost management (PCM) plays an important role in OSDO relationships. OBJECTIVE: The objective is to identify the critical success factors (CSFs) and critical barriers (CBs) that play a vital role in PCM by reviewing the literature in a systematic way. METHOD-Systematic Literature Review (SLR) is based on a structured protocol, and is therefore, different from ordinary literature review. SLR provides in-depth, more thorough and comparatively unbiased results than ordinary literature review. EXPECTED OUTCOME-We have developed a SLR protocol and in the process of implementation. Our research outcome will be a CSFs and CBs in PCM in the context of OSDO relationships.
doi:10.9790/0661-0661420 fatcat:l6kmitma2ng6vlydg2lbku7uqe