Making a difference with an external product development team!

Advancement in various technologies has brought a revolution around the world. It has made individual lives easier. Various technologies keep hitting the market every single day! The adoption of these technologies in different walks of life has given rise to cut-throat competition in businesses.

Understanding Darwin’s theory of Survival of the fittest, you may notice that the ones who were ready to accept the changes and adapt to the conditions were the ones who survived. Similar is with the tech world, you may notice that the companies that survived the market are the ones with a better understanding of their goals and work in a strategic way. For running a business, it crucial that one understands the significance of integrating the latest technologies into their business projects. You can hardly continue your old way of doing trade and still claim to be in the top position.

Entrepreneurs have started adopting new ways of doing business, which can help them achieve their specific goals effectively. For product development, the traditional monolithic approach has been overtaken by loosely coupled independent teams. The reason why companies and businesses are doing so is that it adds more benefits over the traditional approach. Here are some of the key benefits that surpass the traditional approach:

Access to Larger Talent and Latest Technologies

Companies have two options to build a product by accessing the latest technologies. The first option can be to develop in-house focus groups or the second can be hiring an external team of skilled developers that can work on the latest technologies. Each option has its own pros and cons.

Continuous learning and being updated are the key benefits of independent skilled teams. Also, they are quite familiar with and experienced in the latest technologies, which are additional benefits for your upcoming product. So when you hire an external team for developing your business application, you get in touch with a large talent pool.

Focus on Core Business

To cope up with the ever-increasing competition, businesses have to adapt and upgrade themselves with the latest updates in their domains. When you assign your product development to a skilled independent software development team, then you can focus on core business.

If you have a separate independent team, the responsibility of project completion lies on their shoulders and you are free to streamline your core processes to strengthen your trade by several means. This can help you in achieving other important targets of the business.

Improved Efficiency

Having an understanding of the best practices that can be added to software product development and implementing it helps to improve the efficiency of the product. Code refactoring, writing clean code, testing, code reusability, writing modular code, CI/CD are some of the best practices that can be followed while developing a software product. These best practices may or may not have a direct impact on the customers/clients but can play a very crucial role in providing a better user experience and can restrict unpleasant surprises to the users.
These experts know how to handle different software-related challenges and have a broader understanding of helping you achieve your goals. Therefore, it can bring efficiency in project completion. There is a very good quote by Steve Maguire, which emphasis improving efficiency by fixing the problem before it occurs:

“Fix the cause, not the symptom.” — Steve Maguire

Risk Management

When a set of experts work on product development, be it the in-house team or externally hired one, it frees you from risk management. With the help of effective tools, teams can collaborate well in a remote or co-located model of working. An expert team is less likely to make any kind of error that can endanger your business. As they are experienced in developing several business applications, they are also experienced with the development stages and the appropriate processes.

Saving resources

Dividing the product development process into different parts and then stitching them together is the basic idea of the modern approach of product development. Each independent skilled team member helps in saving time as well as money. An organization can save up to 20-30% operational costs by outsourcing its software development. When you hire an external team, you do not have to invest resources in hiring and developing an in-house member, you only have to give the development charge to the concerned external team.

Time is money for businesses when it comes to achieving their pre-defined goals. In such a situation, when you assign your product development to an external software development team, you do not have to worry about completing the project on time. The dedicated team will put its efforts to develop your application efficiently.

Reduced Time to Market

Businesses have to launch their products as early as possible to gain a competitive edge. When you hire an external team, you need to communicate the expectations and timelines well, so that they can fulfill your requirements accordingly.

Wrapping Up

If you are planning to develop your product, then it is significant to hire a team of skilled members who are efficient in building your product with all the possible best practices. Choosing the right team will have a great impact on product development. Planning the requirements and taking steps accordingly might help in hiring the right team and working efficiently to accelerate the product development process! 😊

Pradnya Dalvi

Pradnya Dalvi