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If you aren't ready to set up your offshore development centre yet, try the development team extension model first

If you aren't ready to set up your offshore development centre yet, try the development team extension model first. There are additional advantages. There is no lengthy process of company formation and licensing. You have time to experiment while observing how it works in practice.

 

It is an easier way to get started in offshore development

It is an easier way to get started in offshore development. You don't need to worry about setting up an office, recruiting and managing local staff, or navigating cultural differences. Instead, you can focus on managing your existing resources and seeing how they perform when working remotely with an offshore team.

The extension model also allows you to test out different types of projects and determine which ones are best suited for remote collaboration. For example, if you find that your in-house developers produce higher quality code than those in the low-cost region, it's probably not worth pursuing offshore development at this time.

If you decide that offshore outsourcing is right for your company, you can always transform your extension team into an offshore development centre(ODC).

 

You have time to learn while developing a relationship

The offshore model is not a one-size-fits-all solution. It’s important to consider your business needs and the technical skills required before choosing it as an option. If you don’t have enough time or resources to build up an offshore development centre, then consider using offshore development team extensions instead.

You can start building a relationship with the team right away, which will help you understand how they work and assess their technical skills. You may even want to provide some initial training or send them some basic documents you need to be developed before you sign the agreement. This way, they’ll be ready when you need them and you won’t feel overwhelmed by sudden demand from them after signing contracts.

There are two main benefits to this approach: It gives both parties time to get comfortable with each other, and it allows you to learn from each other's mistakes without going all-in on a project before knowing whether it will work out. It also means that if something goes wrong with your project or if there are problems with communication between teams (which is common), you don't have too much invested in it yet so it won't be as painful when things go south.

 

You can make sure you are satisfied before moving on to the next step

You'll get better software at a lower cost than if you had hired an in-house team directly. Offshoring may be cheaper than hiring local talent because local developers are often expensive due to high living costs in their country.

Your partner can help you find and manage the right people for your project, which makes it easier for them to adapt to your needs over time (as opposed to hiring an employee who may not fit into your company culture or work style).

You can hire staff from other countries without having to worry about visas or immigration paperwork since you do not need to move them closer to your HQ (which means less hassle for everyone involved).

You can also hire staff who already speak English (which makes communication easier).

 

We at Accoty, provide both models. You can first start with a software development team extension and overtime turn that into your offshore development centre. If you like to consult, know more about offshoring, or want to start with a development team extension, contact us or send us an email at hello@accoty.com