Outsourcing in Software Development: Rock-Paper-Scissors of Service Models

Software development outsourcing has been around for many years. Still, it is worth starting with the basics—service models. There are different models you can use to outsource the development, testing, or maintenance of a software product, but they are all based on the three primary approaches: staff augmentation, dedicated teams, and project-based outsourcing. These models are like the rock-paper-scissors (or healer-DPS-tank of the MMO world, if we consider more modern on-line games) of outsourcing: There is no “best” model. Depending on your needs, one beats the other, and we need them all to reach a balance in outsourcing software development tasks. Continue reading

Software Development Outsourcing – Higher Than the Clouds

In this century of continuous technological development and integration into the business environment, many companies are facing more complex tasks than they used to.

Primarily, we discuss here situations in which a company needs to create a new product or component or a solution for an area in which the company lacks expertise. Providing product support after creation is another challenge directly related to that mentioned above. Continue reading