Offshore Software Development! Best Solution?
Offshore Software Development Best Practices
In the last article we talked about what advantages and consequences are involved in working with an On-Site software team.
After read that, we will understand why so many companies try to go Offshore and this way try to reduce their operation cost. But do they really cut costs?
Going to India or Middle East or even Europe can be a great option for companies to reduce their budget, but sometimes this can bring more issues then advantages. The main issue can be the different time zone. Basically when you work they are sleeping so this can bring a very challenge task to communicate properly with the team and make sure that small issues can be fixed right away instead of waiting an entire day or two.
Depends of course of the project, but if is a project that can change scope and is not very clear, for example like Start Ups, can be hard to work. For the CTO and other member of the team, sometimes this can be very exhausted and he can lost the focus of the project trying to work on this important issue.
If you like to schedule a face to face to meeting this can take a whole week and a very long flight!! In the meantime, many hours are lost trying to fix this communication issues! So how much exactly are we cutting cost?
In summary, Offshore Development brings:
- Cost Savings
- Competitive Edge
In contrast to:
- Communication Gap
- Hidden Cost
- Political, Cultural and Language problems.
In our next article we will talk how a Nearshore Approach can bring the best of this 2 worlds and make it happen.