Even if you find someone you’d like to bring into your project from outside it will take you 2-3 months.In India an employee is usually obligated to give two to three months notice or he will have to buy himself out of a contract.Ask your potential provider what is their current employee turnover rate.You will likely hear a number somewhere in the 8-10% range, which they will pronounce proudly.It’s hard to be motivated when you don’t understand why you are doing something.I recently had a Indian contractor whose task was to perform a certain test several times a day. – “We need this project to be done by the end of the week” -“Yes”. it simply means an acknowledgement that you need it by that time.The test consisted of the following steps: buy an item, post it for sale, buy it again, and post it again. Making excuses seems to be an art that many Indian outsourcing companies have excelled at.She was performing this task for about two weeks and sent ‘test passed’ notifications. She was posting items purchased previously and available for posting. They are so good at it that at times you begin to question yourself.
With about 12 hours difference with Pacific Time there is simply no reasonable time for you to talk to your team in India.Indian IT outsourcing has become a commodity business with no innovation and nothing to offer other than questionable rate savings.This not an attempt to write a scientific paper or predict future.With faster delivery times and more agile development cycles communication is the key to success.
Your team can’t succeed if it takes over 24 hours to receive an answer to any question, which usually only generates more questions.
Employees in India are extremely difficult to motivate.