Offshore Development Model -Right solution to scale up your team

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The need for talented workforce is at an all-time high. With local talent becoming pricier and scarcer by the day, an offshore development model might just be the solution that you are looking for. Are you ready to go offshore?


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Offshore Development Model Running a business comes with all sorts of challenges. Particularly with software development your rivals are always bringing newer and more innovative products to market. This means that the need for an exceptionally talented workforce i.e. one which can deliver excellent software at a steady rate is at an all-time high. Especially in the US and Western Europe recruiting local developer talent isnt easy. Growing an in-house engineering team is expensive while outsourcing to a third party vendor invites all sorts of other issues.

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So when is the right time to invest in an offshore development model Your costs are getting out of hand Reports suggest that engineers are the most highly-paid workforce today. When you hire expensive local talent with eye-watering salaries you risk spending more on payroll of employees than is typical for your industry. And thats one of the main advantages of going offshore: save money increase your margins and do it without compromising on your output quality By following an offshore development model in a country like India where the cost of living is lower and the disposable income is higher you get access to highly-qualified engineers - without that eye-watering cost. Youre turning down growth opportunities Imagine business is booming. Youre growing like never before and receiving inquiries from potential clients which would be game-changers for your business. Unfortunately because of your limited capacity you cant accommodate them. This is exactly the situation where investing in an offshore development centre could be an ideal solution. Youll have access to a huge pool of qualified engineers - engineers whose mentality is all about delivering top-quality products - at a fraction of the cost. However before you can sign a contract with an offshore software development company and start building your own team of engineers here are a few things to consider -

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Do you put enough emphasis on technical documentation Documentation is a fundamental part of building software arguably more important than the source code itself. When working with offshore developers keep in mind that adequate technical documentation is crucial. Only when this is in place can your offshore team gain knowledge about the different server environments business rules databases files and the progress of a project. This helps them understand how your development processes work so they can contribute to building quality software. 1

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Do you leverage modern communication tools Poor communication will cripple any attempt at managing an offshore team. If youre currently stuck shouting instructions across your office space and jotting down messages for your teammates on the whiteboard youre not ready to offshore your development. There is a plethora of communication tools like Skype and Slack which allow you to leave messages for your team or call in real-time. Irrespective of logistical challenges like time zones and geographical locations you can always be in touch. 2

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Do you have a task management system in place Without a task management system in place neither your in-house team nor your offshore team will have any idea what the other is working on. A spreadsheet outlining the various tasks of each employee and their progress is a good start. A cloud platform where tasks progress reports roadblocks and everything else is tracked in real-time is even better This will allow for the transfer of tasks and processes between teams regardless of who is in which office. 3

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Do you know what kind of candidates you want to hire Ask yourself if you have a recruitment strategy every time you hire a candidate for your business. Are you looking for experienced developers or do you encourage self-learning Communicate this with the offshore software development partner that you are looking to associate with. These factors are crucial in moulding the foundation of your offshore team. By knowing precisely what your hiring requirements are you are clear about the vision for your company. A perspective like that makes going offshore that much easier. 4

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Do you encourage cultural diversity If youre looking to offshore to countries like India youre going to come across developers whose culture is different from yours. They may consider different approaches to tasks and problems and it shouldnt come as a surprise when that happens. So before you look into the offshore development model ask yourself if that is something that you can work with Do you encourage developers from different countries and cultural backgrounds to be a part of your team 5

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Offshore Development Model If your answers to most of these questions are ‘yes’ then youre probably in a great position to start working with an offshore development company.

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