IT outsourcing is a strategy in which you leave parts or all of a software development project in the hands of an experienced supplier.
In other articles, we have already talked about the advantages of IT outsourcing to accelerate software development projects. We are talking about a strategy that allows companies to find professionals with highly specialized profiles in a short time and effectively reduce costs.
All the benefits of having an outsourced development team are even more powerful when the supplier is located in a nearby country, with cultural proximity and with which it is also possible to reduce costs.
What kind of IT professionals can you get by outsourcing?
The human talent that can reinforce a software project can come in various forms. For example, a group of professionals can strengthen an existing development team.
There are also cases in which the supplier creates teams from scratch, considering the client's needs and objectives.
For any of these scenarios, it is crucial to understand which processes can be strengthened by applying an outsourcing strategy.
The following are some of the professional profiles that can strengthen your development process:
User Experience and User Interface professionals
UX and UI professionals specialize in understanding users' needs to create products and services that create memorable experiences.
The work in this area goes far beyond the development of digital interfaces. A UX professional studies the habits of potential users and mixes tools from graphic design, creative copy, and information architecture to optimize products and create frictionless experiences for users, all without neglecting business objectives.
The roles in this category include UX designer, UI researcher, UI designer, UX writer, UX designer, and UX writer.
Big Data and Business Intelligence experts
Analyzing large amounts of data and converting information into actionable alternatives is critical for any type of organization interested in creating experiences capable of precisely matching the needs of its users.
In this field, roles such as Data Architects and experts in creating data flows that, in addition to protecting user information, and ensuring that the collection of information responds to the company's digital strategy, are fundamental.
These tasks also involve data scientists and experts in Business Intelligence, the discipline focusing on converting data into knowledge.
A good outsourcing service provider must ensure continuous delivery of value. In other words, each development team member must be committed to presenting verifiable progress in short periods to detect errors early and give agility and flexibility to development projects.
All this work is done by Team Leaders who are experts in agile methodologies such as Scrum or Kanban.
Make sure your IT service provider can count on Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers to get the best results in the shortest time possible.
Under this rubric, we can group professionals with very different profiles and areas of expertise. Still, they all share being at the forefront of technological trends and issues and making strategic decisions that integrate different types of tools.
We have already mentioned Data Architects, who are in charge of creating infrastructures to manage large amounts of information for which it is required to design systems that integrate several tools capable of processing data from different sources and in high volumes.
There are also Cloud Architects responsible for supervising, designing, and managing the deployment of projects based on cloud servers.
Finally, there are the Solution Architects. These are professionals with several years of experience, capable of leading development projects from a technical and strategic vision that allows them to propose solutions from a holistic view of the challenge and the needs of the business.
The most common roles in this area are Backend and Frontend developers. People with this professional profile are in charge of designing the visual interface of a digital asset (Frontend) and the connections with databases that allow the user experience to be adapted to the needs of each individual (Backend).
This category also includes mobile developers, specialists in using cloud servers, and protocols in development methodologies focused on security, such as DevsecOps.
Another important profile in this group is testing experts, also known as QA professionals. In the world of testing, there are functional and automated tests to ensure the quality of a digital asset.
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