What kind of problems have you encountered with developers on either app or software development when outsourcing to India? What kind of difficulties have you encountered with either app or software developers in India? #outsourcing #developer #developers #app

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Marketing Manager, 10,001+ employees
CPO in Healthcare and Biotech, 2 - 10 employees
I am getting a divorce and a large part it because I used an Indian development team.  My wife came down to my office hundreds of times over the past ten years at 9pm and said come to bed honey (and she is HOT so I should have) but I was so obsessed with innovation that I didn't listen.  Even when I said I would be 5 more minutes, I would have to crawl in bed hours later because my team in India needed more feedback or hand holding.  Don't get a divorce, don't outsource to India.
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CPO in Healthcare and Biotech, 2 - 10 employees

If you want help on how to utilize an outsources team in India, I am happy to give you my advice.  We still use the same team we always have.  You can book a time with me here to discuss - www.TravisRodgers.com  Happy to help.

CTO in Healthcare and Biotech, 11 - 50 employees
Language barrier, lack of leadership ( Due to COVID-19 ), they told me they were experts in AWS which they aren’t.
CTO in Finance (non-banking), 11 - 50 employees
The key is specificity. If you are not able to give clear direction and have frequent checkpoints, things can go awry quickly.
CEO in Telecommunication, 2 - 10 employees
Frankly, I never had a good experience outsourcing in a different timezone. Depending on your budget if you've a team less than 10 people, it may not make sense since you'll end up spending that time later. If you're low on budgets, try look into Canada which provides a great option due to SRED & dollar disparity
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CTO in Finance (non-banking), 11 - 50 employees

I agree with the team size. In using resources off-shore for specific skills, time zone was an issue and it was hard for me to cost justify the time I spent managing the work.

Canada is a great idea. I have recently been approached by firms in Central and South America. I also worked with a client who used a Costa Rican team for Azure administration. It is interesting how we often look east and west and forget about the resources north and south.

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