Re: Outsourced project management – what would you teach to the project manager?

By the same customer care specialist I was asked to come up with a short list on what I'd like to the project manager to know for me to be happy to outsource. Here is the short list:

  • Be able to understand my blog 🙂 – it's mostly written in 'business analyst' language
  • I don't expect him/her to plan the architecture‏ – but still he/she should be able to understand it to a given level‏, especially if it's the architecture his/her company suggest
  • Understanding of tiers (1, 2, 3, N, etc)
  • Understanding of Service Oriented Architecture
  • Understanding of the differences between web and desktop, mobile and desktop, hybrid and native
  • If this is about database as well, understand what is a database, what is a star scheme, what is a cube, what is an rdbms, an olap, a nosql
  • Understanding what is S+S, PaaS, IaaS, SaaS
  • Understanding what is UX, where it has it's place
  • Understanding what is model driven, what is test driven, what is business driven architecture
  • Understanding what is a value chain, what place an ISV or a VAR has in that
  • Understanding what is a user, a developer, a programmer, a power user, etc

What else would you add?

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