Saving Costs With a Hybrid Development Team

If your business needs to tackle big software projects, you might be thinking of hiring your own in-house development team. After all, wouldn’t you like total control over your own project?

You might be surprised to find that it can actually be a lot safer and cheaper to outsource development to a hybrid team. Teams like this have both onshore and offshore members, allowing them to lower costs without sacrificing quality.

Advantages to using a hybrid team include:

Saving time and risk on hiring

Dedicated project managers and QA engineers

Paying less in benefits and taxes

Quickly scaling your business

Access to an entire team at once

But first, let’s take a closer look at the business model of hybrid development teams.

What is a hybrid development team?

A hybrid team combines the benefits of both onshore and offshore teams. Because part of the team may live in a country with a lower cost of living, total project costs are lower than with a purely onshore team. And because part of the team lives in your home country, there are few cultural and linguistic barriers to progress.

At JetRockets, we operate a hybrid team with offices in both the United States and Georgia. Both teams speak English, allowing for full transparency across countries. Our goal is to use our abilities to align our goals with yours. That way, we can produce a product that matches your needs. Our business model promises onshore experience with offshore costs!

Saving time and risk on hiring

Hiring is hard. You never know who you are going to get, even after you’ve signed someone on. Attracting talent is hard enough on its own, especially in the midst of the Great Resignation.

Startups and other businesses that want to build rapidly are at a disadvantage if they have to build a whole team from scratch. Not only will it take valuable time to hire a new team, it will take even longer for developers to get used to working with each other. Plus, you won’t be able to tell if your new hires are a good fit until months afterwards. Hiring the wrong person is a risk you don’t want to take, because it could lead to bugs and delays in your project.

Dedicated project managers and QA engineers

Just hiring a bunch of software engineers is not enough. Every project needs a Project Manager and a QA engineer. By outsourcing your development to an established team, you get them for free.

Project Managers help plan and organize the whole project. They are responsible for aligning the goals of the development team with your goals. A good project manager can make or break the whole project.

A Quality Assurance Engineer, or QA Engineer, is responsible for handling bugs, glitches, and other defects. Anyone who has written any code knows that debugging is half the battle.

Project Managers and QA Engineers both work best when they know the project and their team inside and out. Hiring a new one can put you at a disadvantage, because they will not be familiar with the new team you created. Hiring a dedicated software development team, on the other hand, means your Project Manager and QA Engineer already know their whole team.

Save in benefits and taxes

Employee salary is just part of the cost. If you want to hire full-time for the long term, you will need to provide benefits as well. If you outsource to an onshore company, those costs will simply be passed on to you in the final bill. But if part of the team lives overseas, there is less to get passed on. Healthcare costs in most parts of the world are far less than they are in the United States.

Same with taxes. A purely onshore team will likely pass on much or all of the tax burden to you, the client. But if part of a hired team lives in a country with lower taxes, this will result in an overall smaller bill.

Benefits and taxes are not only expensive, they are also time consuming and complicated. Without them, you can lose the hassle and will save even more money in accounting costs.

Quickly scale your company

If you expect to scale your company fast, then your hiring process will never end. Instead, you will have to hire more team members every time your business gets bigger.

Instead of doing that, consider hiring out work to a dedicated team instead. At first, your project may only demand the attention of a few members of the team. But as your business grows, resources can expand into the rest of the team, allowing you to scale without needing to do any extra hiring.

The needs of a software project may also be different at the beginning compared to the end. Having a dedicated team means having access to a wide range of specialists. If you wind up needing expertise in a new area later on, you will already have the access you need.

Conclusion

Software development is serious business. A complex, time intensive process, it can go wrong and be delayed in many different ways. Costs are always high, but will be even higher if you make a mistake.

While you could spend time and money hiring an in-house team of your own, most businesses would be better off outsourcing work to a hybrid development team. Teams like this can take advantage of the best features of both onshore and offshore development teams to deliver a great product without the cost.

Instead of wasting time finding new employees and gambling on their success, get a full team from the start. Instead of going through the trouble of costly benefits and taxes, let an established team take care of them for you. And instead of having to constantly hire new employees, let your business scale rapidly by using the talents of a large existing team.

JetRockets has served many successful US companies. Our clients are very happy with the results, because our approach emphasizes aligning our goals with theirs. In so doing, we save them much time and money over what they would have paid if they built their own team from scratch.

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