The success of offshore software development does not solely depend on the offshore teams. Most of the time, buyers blame the offshore teams if the developed software falls short of its expectations or totally fails. In most cases, buyers do not know that part of the success of the project depends on the proper management of the software development with the offshore team. The keyword here is "with" which means the development of the software should be managed by BOTH the buyer and the offshore teams. According to Foote Partners study conducted over a three-year period of 90 offshore partnerships, more than fifty percent of outsourcing partnerships fail to meet the budgetary and output targets.