Outsourcing your project is often a tough call, but sometimes is necessary for the growth of the company or department. We’ve identified some warning signs that it may be a good time to pass responsibility to a third party.
You don’t have the capital for a full-time developer
Both startups and enterprises share the pain of having to search for, hire, and subsequently train a full-time developer to help with a project’s workload. This time consuming and costly measure can be simplified by bringing on a team of seasoned experts that just need to be briefed on your project requirements and expectations.
You need to expand an existing software to new platforms
Instead of burning time and capital to “re-do” a project for a new platform, use an outside team. Since the project is already complete, the specifications, expectations, design, and roadmap are already clear to anyone joining the project.
This frees up time for you to focus on working on feature requests and updates to the actual product.
You’re converting a project into a new coding language
Some enterprises need to update their software to use modern languages. Similar to the previous point, an existing product means there is no need to interpret a document—they can simply refer to the product.
You have demand peaks
A business with demand peaks can suffer from inadequate staff or run inefficiently by having too many team members and not enough tasks. Instead of redistributing existing employees to loosely fitting roles, or hiring support solely for peak timings, consider a supplementary, outside team.
The benefit is you pay them only when you are at peak, leaving your full-time employees to focus on the tasks they were hired for.
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