PROS AND CONS OF OUTSOURCING SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT AND THE SOLUTION
PROS AND CONS
AND THE SOLUTION
BY TAIKI BEAUFILS
FOCUS ON CORE
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 do
Many startups in an early stage look like this and founder feels
the need of hiring another developer to help CTO.
This means you need to start looking for the RIGHT developer for
your product and that is not your work. It will take a lot of time.
Just leave it to outsourcing team and you’ll have plenty of time to
focus on much essential task for your business.
Instead of hiring in-house developer, startups can
have an option to outsource certain parts of a project
until it is completed.
Offshore outsourcing can provide companies to fill in
gaps and provide skill-set they need, for much less cost
rather than hiring an in-house programmer.
Seeking the right skill-set for your program developer
is tough. You might find yourself having few options to
do the work for you because only few of them is expert
Most of offshore software development outsourcing companies utilize Agile and
Kanban strategies. They focus on small and expert teams that work together as a
Having a small team that solely focus on your project or developing your software
makes the work faster and this translate that you can launch it immediately to
They are extremely efficient because team members challenge one another and
keep up the pace.
SPEED UP PRODUCTION PRO
If you choose the right outsourcing companies, you will reduce
two types of cost:
Reduce operational cost
The average cost of hiring a software developer is more
inexpensive when you get someone from India or China and etc.,
compared to the countries like UK and USA. Today Eastern
European countries like Ukraine and Romania are also reputed
for producing quality programmers for less COST!
RISK OF CONFIDENTIALITY
AND SECURITY THREAT1
Yes. There is always a risk involved.
Unfortunately and mainly, because you expose confidential
company information to a third party.
You have to build a trust with outsourcing company.
Today, more and more offshore companies offer a free
consultation to discuss your needs and most importantly gain
LACK OF COMMUNICATION AND TIME
Nowadays, lack of communication is one of the challenges for outsourcing your
software development team.
When you outsource some of your project being clear upfront of what your goal is a
MUST. Also you need to communicate with them often and this can be done by
setting 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 the
world which means they have different language , culture and mindset.
3NEED OF CONSTANT
First thing you need to keep in mind is that when you
outsource, there is a need to establish on how they can
provide you updates like improvement, challenges and
timeline for your project.
Therefore, you need to ensure that they have a manager
that will constantly provide you the updates and knows
how communicate well with you. He also needs to manage
each day to make sure his team understands the
requirement of the project or deliver their task correctly.
But good outsourcing offshore company understands the
difficulty. The good one will manage their own daily to
report you back so you don’t have to check in everyday.
QUALITY OF FINAL
After all, what really counts is the quality of final
This is one important thing you need to have in mind
when choosing the company to go to for outsourcing
your project, do they have a good reputation or track
record 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 job
for you and perfectly execute your project or product?
The only way you can assure is to review multiple
times their portfolio or previous work and have they
done a similar project as yours.
LACK OF CUSTOMER FOCUS 5
CONSome outsourcing companies hold several on-going projects
at the same time. Therefore, there would be a chance they
loose their focus on YOUR startup tasks.
SO OUTSOURCING IS
YOUR SOLUTION OR
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