"How do we do this overseas?"
At Nathan Ark, we make this easy. We have been doing outsourced work for scores of clients each year and, through these experiences, we have developed processes that represent best practices in coordinating consulting and development overseas. Review our Global Delivery Model (GDM) for the framework we use on distributed projects for coordination with our clients.
We maintain round-the-clock coordination 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with our clients to overcome the time differences. In fact, time differences often work as an advantage for coordination. The time difference allows our teams here to work around the clock even when our clients are asleep!
Our ability to coordinate projects effectively draws primarily from our strengths in project management enabled primarily through our online client extranet Global Customer Service Center (GCSC). By monitoring progress on projects daily, reporting regularly, conducting regular reviews, and following protocols for status reporting on all aspects of projects, we coordinate very large projects effectively.
Furhtermore, through the GCSC, clients can review work progress at all times through their client account access. All a client needs in a web browser, and the username and password to access our client extranet. The client extranet has over 15 project areas that monitor and report on all aspects of the project making effective coordination easier.
All of the above - our processes for coordination, our round-the-clock teams, strengths in project management, and the online GCSC - make effective coordination easier during the course of projects.