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Paper w78-1999-2559:
Project management issues in remote cad outsourcing

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Augenbroe G L M, Lockley S R

Project management issues in remote cad outsourcing

Abstract: The paper addresses the management of CAD outsourcing over Internet. Recent advances in group ware and work flow management tools have made Internet based outsourcing of CAD and GIS production an interesting and potentially viable business prospect. The proliferation of web technology has created the opportunity to distribute work to remote locations (e.g. in developing countries) and thus add to the gamut of electronic commerce opportunities. In fact, recent surveys have shown that many Architecture/Engineering (A/E) firms are already engaging in outsourcing experiments. Many of these experiments have ended in failure, mostly because of lack of proper distant management capabilities and agreed enforceable Quality Assurance (QA) procedures. As a response to 'risky' open partnership outsourcing, companies have started to establish remote affiliated offices to bilaterally manage the outsourcing of projects. This closed partnership approach is deemed less risky as it allows local implementation of established production processes and company styles of the client. The paper deals with the challenges that both types of outsourcing practices pose to the management of remote collaboration.



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Class: class.communication (0.041493) class.commerce (0.031747) class.collaboration (0.023738)
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