Creating a Successful Strategy for Software Development Outsourcing

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The strategic goals of outsource software development are changing.

For a while, in the wake of the Great Recession, outsourcing was all about cost savings. Today, though, technology professionals are rediscovering some of the other benefits of working with vendors outside of their companies. Moreover, they’re beginning to define value and satisfaction around criteria that aren’t just about the lowest price.

As a recent Global Outsourcing Survey attests, today’s CIOs increasingly emphasize how outsourcing provides access to new and better talent, accelerates development speed, offers added value through partnerships, improves product quality, and provides companies with the freedom to focus on core competencies.

This evolution in thinking begs the questions: What are the benefits of the various outsourcing strategies? And how does one choose a model that will meet one’s strategic goals?

In the analysis that follows, we tackle these questions and weigh the pros and cons of the four main approaches available for outsourcing software development work — onsite, offshore, nearshore, and onshore.

By the end of the read, you should have a framework for choosing the model that best meets your outsource software development goals and working style.

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