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This article will help you evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of both approaches, and help you determine the best option for you. However, if you want an even more personalized approach, just tell us what you need and we’ll do the work for you! Within 72h we will connect you with up to 5 companies that match your needs - all for free!
- Usually the most affordable option
- Easy to find a freelancer with the specific skill set required for your demands
- Can evaluate on team fit as you would with a normal hiring process
- It requires a significant amount of time and energy to adequately find and vet candidates
- There are many opportunities for freelancers, making attracting the top talent quite competitive
- No matter how many background checks, it can be hard to guarantee consistent and reliable support
- Inherently limited to an individual’s personal style and coding habits
- May not always use the most advanced tools and best practices
Remote development teams generally offer a wealth of experience across the whole lifecycle of a product from idea generation to delivering a viable MVP, and so can provide added value at each step of the development process. This includes insights into the non-technical side of things like business application and release strategies.
These teams are already familiar with working with each other and often have well-established methodologies which help them to provide deliverables efficiently and consistently. Moreover, with their own project managers and quality assurance, remote teams require little oversight on your end.
Finally, remote teams are often distributed around the world so can provide support 24/7, and are dedicated to a single focus, without having to juggle attention between other potential clients as is typical with a freelancer.
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- Comprehensive support through the entire lifecycle of a project
- Multidisciplinary experience providing everything from engineers and QA to project management and DevOps
- Dedicated support for your project, and your project only
- Usually up do date with the latest languages and best practices, or even have their own internal methodologies to streamline the development process
- Reliable support for as long as you require
- Generally more expensive than filling roles individually
- Harder to maintain a personal relationship between all team members
While there is ultimately no wrong choice, in general, remote development teams offer less risk and more reliably consistent expertise despite their somewhat higher cost. Plus, depending on the location of the team, such costs are often much less than might be expected.