Last time I discussed choices companies might consider regarding the type of technology and business leadership. Summarizing, there is an entire spectrum available, from being totally passive (not doing anything) to becoming a trend-setter. Obviously, these choices are dictated by many factors. Certainly appetite for risk, management technical and product expertise, development resources available and are among them. These days, however, you should not really consider a resource constraint as a serious business issue. Access to global development resources market (i.e. outsourcing in the ‘old’ terms) and the variety of choice offer you virtually unlimited possibilities. Moreover, this access enables to de-risking yet another factor – product expertise. In the old days, outsourcing was purely thought of as ‘development capacity’. Interestingly, the market has evolved significantly offering a whole gamut of offerings ranging from, indeed, pure capacity to product ans business co-development. And I do not mean here product development service firms but more full service providers who think along on your product, service and business. These providers will gladly see you succeed benefiting from the interesting assignments they would be giving them.
Summarizing, though new trend setting can a daunting, the marketplace offers solutions suiting these needs and reducing the business risk.
Needless to say, ekipa is making software development resources market convenient and easily accessible.