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Software Development Outsourcing Isn’t What You Think, It’s Better

By Andy Hilliard | October 26, 2017

It’s time to reconsider the way you think about software development outsourcing. Yes, outsourcing does still have the great benefit of saving you money and helping you speed up your development, however modern software outsourcing does so much more.

The world is changing quickly, and that requires companies to be equally nimble. You can easily bog down your development team by attempting to keep all of your development in-house. Does every last bit need to be built within your walls? No, and by outsourcing software work you’re going to free up your in-house team to work on critical work.

Think Different

Accelerance software development outsourcing gurus, Steve Mezak and Tom Cooper, sat down to discuss the changing face of outsourcing and why companies need to “think different,” as Apple’s old marketing tagline used to say.

Tom thinks some of the outsourcing wariness comes from some type of perceived risk in doing so. “The craziness is the idea that what we're doing today carries no risk. We did it yesterday, we did it the day before, and so we'll do it today, and we had this perception that that's not risky,” he argues.

“But when it comes to outsourcing, well, that's risky. The fact is there's risk associated with everything we go about doing

If risk is an issue, that’s where a team like Accelerance comes in. We help you alleviate the risks of subpar outsourcing teams by vetting every team we add to our stable of prospective outsourcing agencies. You can rest assured that the team you hire through Accelerance has the knowledge, manpower, and work ethic to successfully complete software.


Steve and Tom also talked about a move away from the “cheap” developer when it comes to outsourcing and towards one that delivers “value.


Instead of trying to hire the cheapest developer, opt instead for the best value -- where paying more for quality code can pay off in better customer response down the line (and less time fixing cruddy code).

Finally, Tom recommended that people do away with the thinking that in-house people work better than outsourced ones because they physically work with you. With so much of our work done digitally, making sure your teams are co-located really doesn’t provide any additional benefit. Most companies are already doing this simply because their in-house employees need or demand it.

“We have to change our practices anyway and in many cases, you probably have already done that,” Tom says. “You've probably already modified your practices, you're already handling how we work with remote teams. Now it's just another remote team member or another remote team.”

 


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