24 September 2009

The benefits of outsourcing for web & software companies in tough economic times

About Hugo Messer

Hugo Messer is a Dutch entrepreneur, distributed agile team specialist, and author. He is the founder and owner of Bridge Global, a software services provider, and ekipa.co., an agile coaching agency. He has been building and managing teams around the world for the past several years. His passion is to enable people that are spread across cultures, geography and time zones to cooperate. Whether it’s offshoring or nearshoring, he knows what it takes to make global cooperation work.

3 thoughts on “The benefits of outsourcing for web & software companies in tough economic times
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  2. “You create solutions for problems. You develop applications that help a customer solve his problems. In order to deliver this solution, you need to develop it. If you focus your attention completely on this intelligence instead of managing a team of software programmers, your added value towards your customers increases.”

    This is especially true for me. Business owners definitely want me fixing problems and concentrating on strategic planning than programming.

  3. HI Michael,

    thanks for the input. I do agree with you, but it depends on the business model of the company. I believe that there should be a distinction between web/software companies that provide the solutions (i.e. generate requirements from the customer, put that to paper in clear specifications and manage the project towards the client) and companies that manage the development (i.e. making sure the development team understands the requirements, gather an effective project team and manage the process of development). These two companies joining hands create a large added value through a sharp focus on 1 part of the value chain. Gathering requirements, coming up with (creative) solutions and specifying is not the same as managing a team of programmers.


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