The entire Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) is carried out internally within a development organization with the goal being to deliver a product that meets the customer’s needs or an automated system that can be easily modified to meet the customer’s needs. Outsourcing your project to a vendor during the latter stages of the project allows the organization to focus on the implementation of a system that meets the customer’s needs or can be easily modified to meet the customer’s needs.
With the advent of SaaS (software as a service) and cloud computing, it’s no longer necessary to develop everything in-house. It’s now relatively easy for a company to implement all of the software and services needed to deliver a product or system.
This sounds like it’s a bit of a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it allows you to spend more time working on the product and less time developing the software and systems that support the product. On the other hand, this can also result in more bugs and errors in your system.
Its not just the development of the software and infrastructure that is involved, its also the development of the actual software itself. For example, some services and development tools available on-demand (for both internal development and outsourcing) are: Buildr, Git, Subversion, Sonar, and SourceTree. Its not just the development of the software that’s involved though, its also the development of the infrastructure that supports the software and its services.
This is where most of the talk about outsourcing goes wrong. The reason that we say you can outsource development is because if you’re an outsourcer, you have the ability to develop on-demand while the user is still on-premise. You can do this because you can pay per developer, per team, so the user can do his/her own development.
If you are a company that is developing and supporting a software product (like a web application), then you also need to provide the hardware and servers necessary to support your software.
This is because one of the reasons why software companies outsource development is because they are generally not willing to spend as much money on hardware and servers as a company that outsources development. Because if they do, then they are not going to be able to provide the support of people that are on-call, and that means more money must be spent on hardware and servers.
We find that the majority of software that we work with is written in C++ or Java, which is still written in C and has a lot of dependencies. In this situation, you can’t really have a lot of “off-the-shelf” solutions.
There’s a lot of parallels between what we do and what companies do. We are often called upon to write code that is in the hands of the client instead of the business, and it makes it difficult for us to determine whether or not we understand the specific constraints of the client’s needs.
There are several reasons why companies may not be able to perform off-the-shelf software development. First, many of the features of a software application are complex to create because of the dependencies between components. Second, the developers don’t have a very good understanding of the technology that’s in use. Third, the developers are not very good at writing code that is both clear and easy to maintain.