Are you hiring a software developer for your upcoming project? Finding the right talent and making good hires is more complicated than it used to be. Research shows that there's a shortage of developers and a continuously growing need for expertise.
Even for people who have an understanding of the space, drawing a line between the two can be confusing. They’re even lumped together in common statistics. For example, according to CompTIA, there are more than 525,000 software and IT services companies in the United States alone.
My first post in this series compared IT Staff Augmentation and Software Outsourcing to set the table for a conversation about the pros and cons of both models. Then, we looked at the pros and cons of IT Staff Augmentation model. In this post, I will do the same exercise for Software Outsourcing projects. It’s important to remember the distinction between the two options in order to make the right decision for your firm and your software development needs.
As Unosquare expands its presence from our Mexico and Northern Ireland delivery centers, we continue to learn valuable lessons on the key drivers for successful software development with distributed teams. One of the more important lessons we’ve learned is to set clear expectations early in the client relationship in order to prevent problems down the line.
My last post comparing IT Staff Augmentation and Software Outsourcing sets the table for a conversation about the pros and cons of both models. Remember that being able to make a distinction between your options is important to make the right decision for what will work for your firm and for the work that is to be done. For this post, we will be focusing on IT Staff Augmentation and do a quick review before dissecting the benefits and the potential drawbacks.
Often IT professionals don’t see much of a difference between staff augmentation and software outsourcing when they are putting together development teams. Before I worked at Unosquare, I wasn’t really aware of the distinction and thought of them basically as synonyms. But now that I’m a Tech Lead, I’ve learned that there is a clear and important distinction between staff augmentation vs outsourcing and have come to understand why it’s vital that companies choose the right solution when getting started with remote team services.
This is our final installment in the "Rightsourcing" series. At this point you have done your due diligence in research. You have a timeline, a roadmap, and a budget. With a solid endorsement from management secured, it's time to Rightsource a partner.
In the second phase of our "Rightsourcing" approach we focus on the importance of finding internal support and aligning requirements after you have decided to find an external partner for your software development.
Our first article in our series on “Rightsourcing”, focuses on the reasons for exploring the possibility of working with distributed teams from an outsources firm. Why might you entertain the possibility of outsourcing software development projects?