There are lots of business models and ways to do your business today. So having an internal or outsourced development team is not a major problem anymore. You can consider both these options and select the most appropriate one for your business.
The selection process is not super easy, right? It’s important to make a right choice when selecting a development team. So as you can imagine there is a battle between these two and there are some misconceptions about these topics. Many companies have an internal team still, but to many having an internal development team is considering as an “Old-School” way to manage the business. So 21th Centuries companies need to be a little bit more innovative, international and open-minded when it comes to business.
In this post we wanted to give you three major points to consider:
If you're starting to build a new business with no initial revenue streams its hard to start hiring top talent and also house them in offices they want to work in so it's catch-22. You may need to build a MVP (Minimum Viable Product) fast to pitch to investors or start to grab market share so outsourcing makes sense. You get to hire world-class talent and experience to kick start your start-up without the risk of long term costs.
If you do a little bit search on the web, you’ll see that today’s many successful companies like Slack, GitHub, UpWork, and Alibaba built with an outsourced development technologies. These 4 companies started their businesses that outsourced development in their early days and then they just start to getting bigger and better..
As a more detailed example, Scott Chacon may be known as the CIO of GitHub, but he originally met the GitHub CEO and co-founder Chris Wanstrath at a Ruby meet up in San Francisco. Recognising that he had an understanding of Gits, which was rare at the time, the founders asked him to work as a consultant on an outsourced basis. Chacon went on to write the back end of Git, which is a sharing feature inside GitHub. The company may not have nailed Git without him.