Find out the difference between Body Leasing and Development Teams Outsourcing!

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Oct 17
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Find out the difference between Body Leasing and Development Teams Outsourcing!

The rapidly growing demand for IT workers that we are currently experiencing caused the increase of difficulties while hiring properly qualified employees. Access to fully-fledged IT staff is a problem of small and middle-size companies as well as corporations with large HR budgets. In this situation, instead of hiring IT workers full time it is way more convenient to use services such as Body Leasing or Development Teams Outsourcing.

What is the difference between Body Leasing and Development Teams Outsourcing?

Looking closer at the software development market you have probably noticed that many software houses apart from classic implementations offer also outsourcing of IT specialists. If you find it hard to spot the difference between Body Leasing and Development Teams Outsourcing, this article is exactly what you have been looking for.

Body Leasing is a periodical hire of IT professionals holding competences from different areas of software development. It is most commonly used to streamline the project management and reduce costs of the implementation. It can be suitable for large, medium and even small companies.

In other words, Body Leasing is a way of getting services of individual development team members in order to implement an IT project of your choosing. It is a solution recommended for all the companies that have an experience in software development, know what they would like to achieve and how, but at the same time need some support to build up a team. The only thing they are missing is a skilled Scrum Master, Business Analyst or a single Developer.

In the case of Development Teams Outsourcing, it is possible to request a whole, complete and experienced team to work on your project without having to invest the time of your company’s human resources. The difference is that it is not only a single person holding a set of skills from a certain area of interest but a team on its own working to get things done for a stakeholder. You don’t need to have knowledge regarding individual stages of software development because the people you hire have it covered and are able to deliver the result you have ordered. They could also be working remotely from a different country and you will be informed only about the outcome of each Sprint. Your job as a stakeholder is to accept the product as it is or communicate the changes to be done. This is also why Time & Material price settlement is a preferable choice while pursuing IT projects developed by outsourced teams (more about it why, later on in this article).

Advantages of Body Leasing and Development Teams Outsourcing

Body Leasing, as well as Development Teams Outsourcing, were created to reduce the cost of employment in the long run. The main advantage of those solutions is that companies no longer waste time looking for IT specialists on the market and thus avoid the financial outlay of constant recruitment. Turning to a software house that is offering to outsource its own employees makes it easier to get an IT project on track. As a client of such company, you don’t have to maintain a full-time employee nor a team of specialist for a single project. Those two solutions help you save on equipment, licenses, and often also on the office space. Furthermore, outsourcing in general allows engaging professionals for a short period of time. In such situations, the lack of rigid costs associated with traditional forms of employment is a great convenience for the company.

Mistakes to avoid if deciding on Body Leasing or Development Teams Outsourcing

The most crucial part of the software development takes place usually right at the beginning of the process. The choice of the supplier and then the early stage of negotiations will most likely shape the rest of the cooperation between the participants. To avoid misunderstandings and make the job easier to handle remotely, you should definitely very carefully check the references and read through Service Level Agreement. In the classic Body Leasing, a fundamental mistake is usually a too poorly defined candidate’s profile. For example, clients often point onto too much competency in relation to their actual needs. As a result, the cost of the order as well as the time of delivery increases unnecessarily. To avoid this, it is worthwhile to designate a person (Project Owner) who will attend the meetings of the development team and take responsibility on what is actually being done. This way it should be easier to profile the actual needs of the customer.

Price settlement – how does it work?

Both Body Leasing and Development Teams Outsourcing can be based on Time & Material or fixed price agreements. The most efficient way is definitely the first option, which is characterized as the calculation of hours worked by a specialist on the project (based on the so-called timesheet). The second model involves evaluating the project, calculating the assumptions and the outcome as well as team’s performance (which is quite subjective). Understandably, it is way harder to agree on the software’s value as it is done and one of the parties would like to already start using it (preferably before paying for it) and the other is still waiting for the compensation. To avoid presumable conflicts it is recommended to use the agile price settlement on the on grounds of Time & Material.

Let’s sum it up!

More and more often companies are interested in hiring experts for a particular project only; especially developers proficient in PHP and JavaScript and its extensions. Forms of this employment can be very diverse: from having a single professional consult on a project to the use of the entire development team. As both Body Leasing and Development Teams Outsourcing become more and more popular, before choosing one it is crucial to examine individual needs and to decide which form could be more beneficial for a specific company or project. Body Leasing is usually more profitable for companies that already have the experience in software development and need just the support from one or couple of individual team members. Development Teams Outsourcing is most viable rather in the case of firms from other branches that do not hire IT specialist and need complex assistance.

For more information about Body Leasing and Development Teams Outsourcing contact our team directly!

 


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Jun 17
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3 reasons why outsourcing to Poland is the new IT thing

According to the Global Services Location Index™ Poland is one of the most popular destinations to outsource services to. At the same time, it is the only European country on the Top 10 list below. This very high rank shows a general trend across majority of the branches of Polish economy. Looking closer at the IT sector we are able to notice even bigger contribution to the worldwide tendency of delegating services outside organizations.

2016 A.T. Kearney Global Services Location Index™ Top 10

Source: 2016 Global Services Location Index, https://www.atkearney.com/strategic-it/global-services-location-index.

One of the very popular web portals focusing on challenges of the programming world called HackerRank has released an opinion-forming ranking where Poland is listed as the third country with best-skilled developers. A better average score obtained during objective coding challenges was granted only to Russia (2nd place) and China (1st place). With a total number of 98 points (on a scale up to 100) Poland beats such IT powers as Japan, Singapore, Canada, South Korea or the United States.

Which country has the best developers?

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Source: Which Country Would Win in the Programming Olympics?, https://blog.hackerrank.com/which-country-would-win-in-the-programming-olympics/.

Why is Poland the best place to hire developers from?

Even though Poland came third in the HackerRank Programming Olympics, Russia and China won that race by a thread. So what makes a 300.000 km2 state only slightly less efficient than the biggest country in the world? What makes the population of 38 million only a bit less productive than the largest nation on the planet? There are 3 main reasons why Poland (without all of those advantages) is basically the best place to hire developers from.

World-Class Education

Each year about 15.000 new IT specialists graduate from 18 different Polish technology colleges. In addition to that, at the moment, there are over 70.000 young people in Poland studying to become developers.  Moreover, according to another HackerRank poll, Polish AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow ranks as the 25th best place to study IT-related majors in the world. There is no surprise Poland is becoming an increasingly popular college destination also for international students. To prove that statement, it is enough to say more than 46.000 freshman college educatee have chosen to live in this Middle-European country.

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Source: A. Soczka, Why Poland is one of the best places to outsource developers, https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-poland-one-best-places-outsource-developers-anita-soczka.

Furthermore, Polish students have won many international programming competitions, both individual and collaboratively over the last years. Having all that in mind, it is safe to say that Poland has one of the best IT education systems in the world.

Location and cultural understanding

Poland strategic position in the middle of the European continent has been a cause of many political feuds over the centuries. Nowadays, it has become one of its biggest economic advantages. One of the main reasons Poland has become an IT hub has to do with the favorable location. Why is location so important? Being right in the middle allows fast and efficient communication with many other places. Outsourcing to Poland from the United Kingdom or Germany means practically no time zone differences. Even being in the USA (6-9h difference depending on the state) you could place your order and find the result the next morning. In Poland, everything is being done while most of Americans are still asleep! Moreover, if hiring Polish developers you are not going to experience any cultural barriers. English is being thought in most of the schools in the country. Over the years it has also become one of the key skills required to get IT-related jobs at all. Many software houses (also eVolpe Software House) provide English courses for their employees. As a result, Poland is ranked 10th in the world (getting ahead of Belgium, Switzerland, and Singapore) for English skills in the EF English Proficiency Index.

Low costs

It is no surprise that low costs on the invoice are one of the most important factors shaping businesses between companies, especially if those companies are operating with different currencies.  While professional software development is never cheap, Polish development teams deliver the best quality solutions for relatively low price. Why is IT services outsourcing to Poland so financially rewarding? Mainly because one of the lowest labor costs within in the European Union. According to the Association of Business Service Leaders highly experienced Polish developers could be hired for $3.000 a month, which in comparison to the American wages, for example, is very viable.

In this article, we have listed 3 main reasons why companies turn to Poland for experienced and efficient development teams.

  1. World-class education.
  2. Favorable location and cultural understanding.
  3. Low costs.

We could go on talking also about unmeasurable factors such as talent and natural predispositions but we feel like those have been advertised enough. Furthermore, it is important to remember, what makes Polish devs such good specialist is diligence and unexceptional work ethics! To sum up, it seems adequate to quote an additional study. Same company we have mentioned before – HackerRank – published one more interesting approach to the results received during the Programming Olympics experiment. The research we are talking about shows the likelihood of giving up during a certain coding challenge.

Which country never gives up?

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Source: Which Country Would Win in the Programming Olympics?, https://blog.hackerrank.com/which-country-would-win-in-the-programming-olympics/.

Also in this competition Poland came third with only 2,7% likelihood of never finishing a task. Looks like Polish development teams are not only skilled but also very persistent. All of those things together simply make the best partner in business you could ever ask for!

 

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For more information about hiring developers from eVolpe Software House go to: https://evolpe.software/software-house-services/development-teams-outsourcing/.