The Kuper Report
At the NYC SPIN meeting last evening, Michael Mah of QSM Associates and the Cutter Consortium gave a very interesting presentation about extreme programming and productivity measurement. As he was wrapping up he provided some statistics regarding offshore outsourced projects.
An excellent write-up of this event has been published by Ed Yourdon, and I will not even try to improve on the work of such a distinguished writer ("Death March," "Byte Wars," the recent "Outsourcing: Competing in the Global Productivity Race," etc.). So instead I will direct you to his blog entry here:
"Offshore-developed software projects have 2.8X as many bugs as average software projects"