Outsourcing in a modern software culture
Today, new software development studios are based on selling measurable quality. This is due to the fact that the software has been professionalized and building a quality brand is closely linked to being recognized in the software market.
Development studios do not simply offer code, but also a relationship and a different way of working that make them unique within the consulting ecosystem.
The perfect partner
A software studio can be a perfect match, and that's what hands-on managers appreciate. A development studio's ambition is to grow together with the client. Establishing a process where both have a close, sincere and trusting relationship.
Today is difficult to retain talent. Talent is possible because there is innovation, and exploration and that frequently means working on different products.
Outsourcing software projects can help organizations to use better their teams. By outsourcing, companies can dedicate their talent to their current domain knowledge while leaving the development of things beyond their knowledge to an experienced and reliable external partner. This can help to put the efforts into known tasks, bringing more value into their domains.
Working with a software studio tasks tend to be explicitly detailed, being that definition precise, and concise. This is because you always seek to be efficient in the definition and the solution, looking for the most efficient workflow. That's why, in a natural way, the system built has brilliant documentation.
A software studio can be a partner for more years than a person. The synergies and relationships established with companies go beyond people because they create systems.
Quick Time to Market
One of the main advantages of outsourcing software projects is the quick time to market. When you outsource your project, you are able to take advantage of the expertise and experience of the company you are working with. This can help to speed up the development process and get your product to market faster, avoiding common pitfalls that could cause preventable delays or rewrites.
An external company can be an escape hatch from a bureaucratic environment that ends in eternal and painful releases. Our experience tells us that many processes are closely linked to a pre-established culture that is difficult to change internally.
The use of the latest technologies is one of the advantages of trusting a software studio. The service providers have access to a wide range of tools and technologies, which can be used to develop the project as per the client’s requirements. This way, the client can be assured that their project will be developed using the latest tools and technologies.
Besides, introducing new technology to a company is hard and difficult. Many employees are reluctant and innovation can cause friction. An external company can be a less aggressive step to introduce new technology in a more friendly way.
Broaden the relationships
When you outsource your software project, you will be working with a team of experts who have likely worked on similar projects in the past. This gives you the opportunity to learn from their experience and get insights into how they approached the project. Additionally, you will be able to build relationships with other teams who can provide support and feedback during the development process.
Today outsourcing is a reliable alternative. In a highly competitive market, where talent is scarce, outsourcing and partnering can make a difference. This implies an open mindset, not only on the part of the company but also of the in-house software engineers to understand external companies as partners at a point in the road.
Outsourcing may not fit into some company cultures, but those that are naturally able to adapt and partner will have a huge competitive advantage over closed systems.
Founding member of The Crafters Lab
Rubén is a software developer and founding member of The Crafters Lab.