Whether you are a group of non-technical cofounders who are starting out OR a Fortune 500 enterprise company, outsourcing certain sections of your application development has tremendous benefits. If done poorly, it could cause more headaches than peace of mind.
Not sure if having an outsourcing partner for your technology development or maintenance makes sense? Read on to understand a few benefits:
Improve overall efficiency of your team
2015 has been a rough year for a lot of economies and every company is looking at efficiency and productivity enhancement. With today’s tools, developers on your team can work with a group of outsourced developers and help get your applications built, tested and deployed faster than ever before. Builds are updated realtime and thanks to BitBucket, Jira and Slack, everyone is aware of what’s going on. Outsourced developers can in fact teach your team and always recommend new ways of doing things. They’ve seen successes, failures and various go-to-market strategies that a young team can try. This enables you and your company to focus on your core competencies and your customers.
Upgrading to newer frameworks
Somewhere down the line, enterprise teams tend to lose the ability to stay lean and nimble. A strong outsourced partner can help get your development up and running while your hiring department works on on-boarding new employees. The result is that your overall time to market gets reduced and this can help you keep your competition at bay.
Although there are tremendous benefits with outsourcing, the whole process can get quite stressful if either of your expectations aren’t met. So here are a few questions you should be asking yourself while selecting a technology partner company:
Does the company share your values and understand what it means to have a successful working relationship?
Are they able to effectively communicate with your team?
Do they have a quality assurance process in place?
Do they have previous experience working in/with companies like yours?
Still not sure if outsourcing application development will work for you? I’d be happy to have a chat with you regarding some risks and benefits. Email me and we can setup a call.