Join the AD Forum on Offshoring IT
The conference series ENASE (Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering) attracted my attention. Its objective is to evaluate the claims made by new approaches to and schools of thought on software development, such as such as agile software development, aspect-oriented software development, component software, service-oriented architectures, evolutionary design, intentional software, and example centric programming. The conference series, in essence, provides a platform to ascertain whether their claim of novelty of these approaches is legitimate or just a new hype.
A special feature of the ENASE conferences is Advocatus Diaboli Forum (ADF).
The ADF is “directly inspired by an ancient, now discarded, mechanism within the Catholic Church whereby a so-called "Devil's Advocate" (AD) would assemble a prosecution case against candidates for canonization to sainthood. The AD was not required to necessarily believe the prosecution case they prepared, but was required to list every possible reason to reject the candidate's elevation. Proponents for canonization would then mount a defense, addressing each of the points raised by the AD. Likewise, in the ENASE AD Forum sessions, novel approaches to software engineering are tried in the Forum 'court' (Ref: CFP, Requirements Engineering Special Issue).”
I believe it would be both helpful and interesting to open an ADF forum on IT Offshoring.
You, as an "Devil's Advocate" (AD), may assemble prosecution case against one or more key issues or concerns on IT offshoring, or against various aspects of Offshored IT projects, on which the bloggers, collectively, can mount a defense, addressing each of the points raised by the AD.
Your prosecution case, please!
By Professor San Murugesan, Australia