Take the time to find an outsourcing provider with the perfect technical expertise for your software. Determine the top 3 technical skills your software requires and set them as top priorities in your outsourcing criteria. Focus on technical expertise that makes the greatest positive impact on user experience and overall quality of your software. Then, do your due diligence and be sure your outsourcing provider can “walk the walk” and not just talk a good game.
Generalists are valuable for their broad knowledge base, but specialists increase the value of your software and your outsourcing investment. Insist on outsourcing companies with a high-level of expertise in specific, relevant technologies or industries.
Teams with a mix of junior, mid-level and senior developers perform best. A lower-cost team of all junior developers will lack the experience to be productive, while hiring only senior developers in an attempt to get a team filled exclusively with the most experienced developers will cost you more and may cause teamwork issues. Balanced teams are your best option.