Are you a business owner planning to hire an offshore software development team? Initially, you need to evaluate your existing organizational structure, then establish an offshore development checklist to identify the skills required for the dedicated team model who will be in-charge in developing your software product.
Requisites when finding a remote software team
#4 Ensure the availability of the necessary collaboration platforms
Your in-house team may be using a list of software tools that they are comfortable with. However, considering you have a remote team working on the same project, assess the collaboration software if they are applicable to complete the project and double-check that all the needed tools are available.
- Source code repositories (e.g. Bitbucket, GitLab or Github)
- Integration tools (e.g. Jenkins, CircleCI, TeamCity or TravisCI [optional for small teams])
- Task management tools (e.g. Asana, Trello, Redmine, Jira, and Visual Studio Online)
- Video conferencing tools (e.g. GoToMeeting, Skype, Hangouts, Zoom, Slack, and appear.in)
- Messenger applications (e.g. Skype, Slack, Telegram, and HipChat)
ODC: An option for software development
Establishing an Offshore Development Center (ODC) is a viable option for in-house software development. It is a known fact that software development is a highly technical task. This needs more time to do software creation, costly programs, and equipment to design the application and enable highly qualified developers to work on software design.
As a means of effectively managing the technical workload of software development in a secure way, many IT companies are seeking cost-effective solutions. ODCs are crated for firms to outsource their IT software development needs and domain-specific IT resolutions. ODC services include the following:
- Assemble the technical staff required
- Cut down expenses
- Protect technical benefits
- Reduce project duration
- Create a sustenance design for the technical department