“If you are looking for cost-effectiveness, you should look elsewhere”.
Optimizing the development process can bring much more savings in the long run than hiring a whole team of cheaper developers.
Why is that?
That’s because the monthly price, compared to the level of quality you want to receive, compared to the management approach you have to adapt (a different country with a different culture) give you no advantage.
So what is offshore good for, anyway?
The total winner is flexibility:
- You don’t have to stay in Silicon Valley because “this is where all the good developers are”. Move your headquarters to a quiet place with low rent and put the money you save1d in developing other projects of yours.
- You don’t have to spend 3 months looking for a rare-skilled professional just for accepting a project that will stay with you half a year. Offshore areas bring you a lot of engineers to select from and almost any hire can be done within a month.
- You are not limited in the number of people. Want to hire a hundred Python developers? You can manage in the same month of time.
So, build your business, optimize the process, bring the quality up to satisfy your clients. Be competitive by using offshore teams.
The cost-effectiveness will follow.