Philip Rosedale, founder of the company that started Second Life, has put a new spin on jobs and projects online, which could have an impact on outsourcing of software development. In fact, Mr Rosedale has come up with an alternative form of outsourcing, which is a helpful partner rather than another competitor for nearshore software providers.
Rosedale’s latest project is Worklist, which serves as a community of software developers, software testers, program managers, and UI and UX designers who work together in a shared space.
Being able to outsource a piece of a project could be helpful when time is tight or the team lacks the expertise to tackle one sliver of a job. Additionally, you have to be able to trust the person handing the job, and some clients might not like expanding the circle of trust beyond the outsourcing partner.