PROS AND CONS OF OUTSOURCING SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT AND THE SOLUTION
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PROS AND CONSOF OUTSOURCINGSOFTWAREDEVELOPMENTAND THE SOLUTION
BY TAIKI BEAUFILS
D8II LIMITEDWWW.D8II .COM
FOCUS ON CORECOMPETENCIESWHILE OUTSOURCINGPROCESS
When you build a startup, your core team would look like this:
Founder who does EVERYTHING, no question require.Co-founder who is likely to be techie person.Non-tech allrounder. He works along the founder to doEVERYTHING.
Many startups in an early stage look like this and founder feelsthe need of hiring another developer to help CTO.
This means you need to start looking for the RIGHT developer foryour product and that is not your work. It will take a lot of time.
Just leave it to outsourcing team and youll have plenty of time tofocus on much essential task for your business.
Instead of hiring in-house developer, startups canhave an option to outsource certain parts of a projectuntil it is completed.
Offshore outsourcing can provide companies to fill ingaps and provide skill-set they need, for much less costrather than hiring an in-house programmer.
Seeking the right skill-set for your program developeris tough. You might find yourself having few options todo the work for you because only few of them is experton it.
Most of offshore software development outsourcing companies utilize Agile andKanban strategies. They focus on small and expert teams that work together as awhole.
Having a small team that solely focus on your project or developing your softwaremakes the work faster and this translate that you can launch it immediately toproduction.
They are extremely efficient because team members challenge one another andkeep up the pace.
SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENTOUTSOURCING WILLSPEED UP PRODUCTION PRO
OUTSOURCING ISWALLET FRIENDLY
If you choose the right outsourcing companies, you will reducetwo types of cost:
Reduce operational cost Recruitment cost
The average cost of hiring a software developer is moreinexpensive when you get someone from India or China and etc.,compared to the countries like UK and USA. Today EasternEuropean countries like Ukraine and Romania are also reputedfor producing quality programmers for less COST!
RISK OF CONFIDENTIALITYAND SECURITY THREAT1
Yes. There is always a risk involved.
Unfortunately and mainly, because you expose confidentialcompany information to a third party.
You have to build a trust with outsourcing company.
Today, more and more offshore companies offer a freeconsultation to discuss your needs and most importantly gainyour trust.
LACK OF COMMUNICATION AND TIMEDIFFERENCE2
Nowadays, lack of communication is one of the challenges for outsourcing yoursoftware development team.
When you outsource some of your project being clear upfront of what your goal is aMUST. Also you need to communicate with them often and this can be done bysetting up a daily or weekly meeting with them.
Both parties needs to know the expectation on each side before hand.
Other than this factor, there are many outsourcing companies all around theworld which means they have different language , culture and mindset.
3NEED OF CONSTANTMANAGEMENTFirst thing you need to keep in mind is that when yououtsource, there is a need to establish on how they canprovide you updates like improvement, challenges andtimeline for your project.
Therefore, you need to ensure that they have a managerthat will constantly provide you the updates and knowshow communicate well with you. He also needs to manageeach day to make sure his team understands therequirement of the project or deliver their task correctly.
But good outsourcing offshore company understands thedifficulty. The good one will manage their own daily toreport you back so you dont have to check in everyday.
QUALITY OF FINALPRODUCT
After all, what really counts is the quality of finalproduct.
This is one important thing you need to have in mindwhen choosing the company to go to for outsourcingyour project, do they have a good reputation or trackrecord for this specific work you want them to do.
Take a look at their portfolio and previous clients.
Do you think they are the expert that can do the jobfor you and perfectly execute your project or product?
The only way you can assure is to review multipletimes their portfolio or previous work and have theydone a similar project as yours.
LACK OF CUSTOMER FOCUS 5CONSome outsourcing companies hold several on-going projects
at the same time. Therefore, there would be a chance theyloose their focus on YOUR startup tasks.
SO OUTSOURCING ISYOUR SOLUTION OR
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