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Are you hurting your business by buying into modern outsourcing myths?

You have no doubt heard myths about haunted houses or that you can see the Great Wall of China from space (you can’t!). But are you also buying into the myths of the outsourcing and corporate independence world?

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Many decision-makers are concerned that if they cede partial control over a project to an outside firm, they won’t be able to ensure the project is created according to the original specs. Since the myth is believed, many of those people fail to reap the many advantages of harnessing the power of an outsourced team of experts.

If you believe that outsourcing part or all of a project is problematic, you may not only be deceived, but you could be losing business revenue and time. So, it’s time to do some myth busting.

Myth #1: Outsourcing will cause us to lose focus on the project

It’s not clear how this myth evolved, but it may be related to the strong desire of many entrepreneurs to bootstrap their way to success. There’s nothing wrong with being strong and independent in business, but outsourcing part of a project does not cause your team or business to lose focus.

Instead, it can enhance it, and more so if you have a clear roadmap. There’s no need to worry about losing focus on the project, but like anywhere else, teams should do what they can to avoid the practice groupthink – when groups work negatively together in a way that discourages creativity.

When team members work together in a positive way, they form strong relationships, and with a supportive group, there’s increased focus when working towards a common goal. As well, with an outsourced team of development experts, you can meet your project deadlines while obtaining the fresh perspectives of outside specialists.

Myth #2: Outsourcing will force us to get a whole new team up to speed on our project

Unfortunately, many managers perceive bringing a team of experts in as a kind of mass employment of workers who need a significant amount of hand-holding to deliver their part of the project. But this isn’t always the case. Bringing a team up to speed on a project shouldn’t be a problem, especially if longer-term benefits can be recognized.

The rapid pace of technology is the real challenge. Your team members only have so many hours in the day to learn ever-changing technologies AND still deliver projects that may use a variety of new and legacy systems, applications, and programming languages.

Like during any hiring process, when trying to ensure outside teams hold the required a skill level, companies should perform sufficient skills tests to find the right match; some companies even do this throughout project life cycles to keep up to date.

The good news about bringing in outsourced engineers is that they are already up-to-date on the latest technologies. No training required!

Myth #3: Outsourcing will require us to monitor an external team’s progress

Since the title “outsourced” makes many people think of only developers in other countries, it’s easy to see how this myth came about. However, an outsourced team can actually work right alongside yours – even in your offices, which is one of Zemoga’s models when working with our clients.

For Zemoga, our design or development team (or both!) can operate as a partner, with the primary goal of working together in collaboration to the final result of a high-quality and successful project.

Many outsourced teams have typically had the chance to work with a variety of people and plenty kinds of projects, so there’s an understanding of how to integrate with teams to deliver the success you need as flawlessly as possible.

Myth #4: Outsourcing requires bringing on more staff than if we just hired internally

Employers agree that hiring the best talent for their workplace is extremely challenging, especially in today’s tech market. It can take months to search for talented tech workers, get them up to speed on your projects, and involve them in your company culture.

Also, companies are responsible for providing health insurance, salary, perks and sick and vacation time. Outsourcing, however, means that you hire the team you need to deliver the project on time. Since teams are on contracts, there’s no need to be concerned about anything other than the contract terms.

Also, many outsourced team members are “double threats,” with proficiency in design and development, which saves your business from needing to hire two different kinds of workers.

Your independence is worth it

Hopefully, you have not been taken in by any of these myths. There is no need to sacrifice any more of your business’s time or money on false beliefs. Outsourcing can definitely reduce costs and get projects in before deadlines. Outsourcing can give you the competitive edge you need to carve out a niche in this fast-paced economy.

The expert team at Zemoga brings critical skill sets and expertise to your projects. Our industry veterans have worked on the complete lifecycle of projects. Don’t sacrifice your company’s independence to mythology.

Instead, tap into the deep knowledge and efficiency of the team at Zemoga. Contact us today to move your business from the uncertainties of myth to the stuff of legends.

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