Monday, 21 January 2019 16:58

Outsourcing software and mobile application development for your company may initially appear a daunting endeavor.  However, if managed correctly, outsourcing can greatly boost your organization’s productivity and efficiency. The greatest value in outsourcing software development is largely found in leveraging both your core team’s specializations and the talent provided by your outsourcing partners.

One key strategy in maximizing the potential of an outsourcing partnership is utilizing the outsourced team members as supplements to the core internal software development team within your company.  Ideally, your primary goal is to create space and bandwidth for your internal core software development team to focus specifically on customer satisfaction, capitalizing on their unique understanding of your company’s software product offerings.  With this strategy, your core team can delegate specific tasks and projects, and perhaps shift their focus instead to developing new additions to your company’s software product line. Conversely, the primary goal of the outsourcing team is simply to fill in any gaps; their role is to support the core team by taking on specific tasks and projects that fall outside of their expertise and/or focus, thus freeing your core employees to increase their own creativity and productivity.

With the strategy described above, many organizations have found great success in outsourcing their software development needs.  Your company may also find that outsourcing is an affordable way to source new talent. The time, energy, and financial costs of seeking out potential candidates for hire will be all but eliminated, and your efforts can instead be devoted or redirected towards training and retaining your core team.  Outsourcing also offers the advantage of access to a diverse range of candidates with a broad skill set that your current in-house team may not yet have. Countries all around the world are beginning to train up talented, highly educated engineers and programmers that may have competencies or specializations that may be financially inefficient or infeasible to hire locally for just a few specific tasks.

By correctly allocating development projects to your internal core team and delegating supplemental tasks to outsourcing partners, your in-house developers are given the opportunity to increase their bandwidth and maximize efficiency using their insight and expert knowledge of your company’s product line.  In addition, the strategic outsourcing of certain software development projects enables your company to maximize financial resources while acquiring access to a global talent pool. In summary, a mindful and strategic approach towards outsourcing software development could greatly benefit your company’s productivity and bottom line.