Building An In-house Team vs. Outsourcing: Which To Choose?

  • No Communication Gaps: Probably one of the biggest assets of an in-house development team is the advantage of easy and clear communication. Since there are no time and distance barriers, team members can communicate freely and frequently without bouncing lengthy emails or hopping on glitchy video/conference calls. This makes the work process more seamless and effective as there are no doubts or loopholes in the modus operandi.
  • Immediate Team Support: This might not amount to much in words or on paper but on-ground, teamwork and support is everything. When your project begins to go south, you need the help of your managers, peers and seniors to lead the way for you. In an on-site work setting, you can easily get a hold of them to undo the wrong and fix things before further damage.
  • Expensive: Hiring an in-house team can be one of the most costly decisions your company can ever make. The funds, effort and time spent in building a robust in-house team almost overshadow the benefits that it’s going to provide and therefore not a lot of people think of it as their first bet.
  • High Attrition Rate: One of the biggest concerns of building an in-house team and working on-site is a high turnover rate. It happens to every company, big or small, and it will even happen to yours too if you don’t have the right tools to curb it. After all, the team that you’ve so painstakingly built will one day like to move out to explore other more tempting opportunities and there’s not much you can do.
  • Cost-effective: Outsourcing your IT development is the most cost-effective alternative to building a great product. Outsourcing can save you up to 40% more than in-house development which is a lot if you decide to allocate these saved funds to further market research and user persona studies.
  • Access To A Global Talent Pool: With outsourcing, you can hire the best of the best to work on your projects at a minimal cost. As there are no geographical limitations, the external agency hires its developers from a wide talent pool and pre-vets them so that you don’t have to do the hard work.
  • Trust Issues: Even though this can no longer be deemed as a prevalent issue, it still is a predicament faced by many companies when they turn to outsourcing. This issue is not really a problem of the external agency as much as it is of the company looking to outsource. If you want to outsource your IT development without facing any trust issues, you will have to do your fair share of research by deep diving into vendor profiles.
  • Communication Barrier: Some people who have worked in a consolidated, on-site office space many times find it difficult to communicate let alone work with a remote team. The dedicated remote outsourcing teams today are pros at mastering seamless communication with the client company and so this should not be an issue any longer.

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