Building and maintaining a high performing software team is an ongoing challenge. As well as having to find people with the necessary development skills, exceptional software candidates must also be able to innovate and think creatively, be productive team players, and take constructive feedback. And, with demand outstripping the market, it’s no surprise that suitable candidates are commanding above-average financial rewards.
So, while you might want to employ the best, you might not be able to meet salary expectations. But help is at hand, and the answer to this problem lies in outsourcing.
If you have a limited budget, co-development will help you to do more with less. With outsourcing costing less than maintaining an internal development team. And you get to convert a permanent fixed cost (salaries) into a variable cost (project fees or retainer fees).
But, outsourcing does more than just save on the cost of recruiting and employing staff; it can also help you to increase efficiency, and gain the competitive advantage.