There are many reasons organizations turn to off-shore development to meet objectives, lack of expertise, reduce costs, and expanded man-power are just a few. Regardless of the reason, many of these organizations fail to meet these objectives using typical off-shore development models. But why? When done correctly, it should be a snap-and-go alternative, but many off-shore development models go wrong somewhere, becoming a costly mistake for the organization. How costly? The answer is that depends, but here are some ways both obvious and not so obvious to be aware of.Read More
In tech, we idealize entrepreneurs who build empires from scratch. We love listening to stories and sharing quotes about their rise to the top. We worship the “self-made” billionaires. Why wouldn’t we?
There’s a lot to learn from these tech unicorns. We pick apart their processes, trying to pull any ounce of wisdom we can. How did they accelerate their growth? What was their secret sauce? How did they do that all on their own?
We don’t get to know all the answers but we do learn, very quickly, that they didn’t do it all on their own. The smartest entrepreneurs seek help from outside experts to fill gaps and to drive their venture to the front page of tech. It takes a village to disrupt industry.Read More
Outsourcing can offer huge benefits, but when outside teams are not strategically employed across your roadmap you risk more trouble than you started with. The goal of any decision along the roadmap should be to accelerate your development, not create more roadblocks.
We’ve talked about the roadmap items you should consider outsourcing, but what about the items you should consider keeping in-house?Read More
When done right, seeking outside expertise can accelerate your product development and create a positive impact on your development team. The roadmap items you choose will determine if your strategy is effective or not. Certain items that are ideal to outsource will accelerate the rest of your roadmap.Read More
Under the constant pressure to get more done, executives need to seek new strategies to tackle new problems. They’re forced to contemplate hard choices on product features, new hires, and specialized training to meet the high expectations of their customers and their company. Executives will explore every option in their arsenal before resorting to one of the best possible solutions: getting outside help.Read More