Working Effectively With Global Software Teams

About the Program

Whether you are currently using, or planning to use a global team, this session offers project managers, managers, directors, and VPs in software development and QA, practical tools to successfully deliver projects/products.


When working with global software teams, in addition to traditional project management issues, you need to understand how to operate in multi-cultural environments and establish processes to deal with distance and time zone issues. This course will provide practical tools and approaches you can readily use. We will use case studies and examples drawn from real world situations the instructor has encountered over 22 years of consulting to and managing global organizations. In the action planning segment you will work on specific challenges you are encountering and walk out with a concrete plan to overcome the challenges.


  • Addressing multi-cultural issues
  • Establishing seamless operations
  • Metrics
  • Visibility and control
  • Motivating global teams
  • Action Planning


M. M. (Sath) Sathyanarayan is a full time management consultant. His consulting areas – turning around failing outsourcing operations, optimizing marginally performing outsourcing, launching and managing new outsourcing initiatives. He functions as an advisor or as an interim executive. Domains he focusses on – software development, IT services, technical support, BPO.

His experience in global outsourcing spans 22 years -- initially as a Fortune 500 corporation executive, then as startup CEO. During the past 15 years, as a management consultant, he has helped dozens of executives and managers across industries address a broad spectrum of outsourcing issues and achieve their outsourcing goals.

He is author of a book -- “Offshore Development and Technical Support: Proven Strategies and Tactics for Success”. In addition, he has written numerous white papers and articles and is invited speaker at industry conferences. He holds an M.S. in engineering from Virginia Tech and M.S. in Business from Virginia Commonwealth University.


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