When running software development projects, many organisations will be faced with the dilemma – ‘to outsource or not to outsource’. What are the pros and cons of each option and what is best for your organisation?
When planning a new software development project, organisations are faced with the following options:
- Employ in-house software developers
- Outsource development to an external third-party vendor
- Offshore development to a company division overseas
- Offshore development to an external third-party vendor overseas
“If considering the option of outsourcing, organisations will be able to take advantage of the on-demand cost benefits involved as well as the experience gained by their outsourced partner from working with similar projects or within similar industries. By outsourcing, you are able to pull in the most appropriately-skilled software developers for a particular project and drive down overhead costs in maintaining these specialists when you no longer need them. In a sense, outsourcing can be an enabler of innovative and cost-effective software development by allowing an organisation to harness a large pool of software developers who specialise in a particular field or programming language,” commented Kareem Tawansi, CEO of software development provider, Solentive Software.
“However, there is always the risk of falling out with a third-party vendor, along with the possible ramifications that this would bring. If a true partnership exists, that is, where both parties have a vested interest in the project, this will not be an issue,” continued Kareem.
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