Offshore Development Centers

Welcome to the next chapter in our series on “How to Work with Us.” If you missed the first edition focused on a variety of engagement models to fit with your needs and budget, be sure to check it out here. 

In this article, we’ll be taking a deeperdive into the concept of Offshore Development Centers (ODCs), also known as Virtual Development Centers (VDCs). Our aim? To equip you with the knowledge you need to understand the advantages and operations of these centers, which offer a valuable solution for businesses seeking to expand their development capabilities. 

What is an ODC?

Think of an ODC as an extension of your in-house development team. We provide access to skilled professionals in India and other locations, overseen and managed by our UK-based project management team. This blended approach allows you to leverage a wider talent pool while maintaining close collaboration. 

How ODCs Can Help You

  1. Boost Your Team: Looking to fast-track existing projects? We can provide additional developers, testers, or project managers to help you accelerate your existing projects and achieve results faster. 
  2. Launch New Projects: Need a team to kickstart a new development initiative? Our adaptable and scalable teams can quickly adjust to your project’s specific needs, getting you off the ground quickly and efficiently.

The Skills We Offer

  • Full-stack development (including PHP, JS frameworks, mobile app development) 
  • Database expertise (all types) 
  • Serverless development 
  • Testing services (peer testing, outsourced QA, automated testing) 
  • Cloud solutions (AWS architecture, build, and support) 
  • Service desk support and maintenance 
  • IT infrastructure monitoring and triage 
  • Architecture and CTO-level consulting

Typical ODC Engagements

Many of our clients start with a 2-3 month engagement, with a team ranging from 1-5 developers and a part-time project manager. These teams typically follow an agile methodology, with a dedicated client-side project manager handling requirements gathering and strategic oversight. 

We can provide additional resources as needed, from business analysts to testers and support staff. Our approach is flexible, allowing you to scale the team up or down throughout the development lifecycle. 

Communication and Collaboration

We believe in open communication and frequent interaction. We’re happy to use your preferred project management tools and messaging platforms. If you don’t have anything in place, we can implement an agile system for you. 

The ODC Advantage

  • Cost-Effectiveness: ODC development teams offer significant cost savings compared to our ad-hoc project rates. Additionally, we provide substantial discounts for long-term engagements (3+ months). 
  • Reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO): When you consider factors like HR administration, office costs, and employee benefits, ODCs offer significant TCO advantages. 
  • Focus on Results: Our developers are driven by results, ensuring you get the most out of your investment. 
  • Skilled and Experienced Teams: All our developers and project managers have excellent English communication skills. Our UK team is available to bridge any cultural gaps and ensure seamless integration. 
  • Long-Term Partnerships: We build trust and strong relationships with our clients. Many of our clients have been with us for over 15 years!

Curious to Find Out More? Let’s Talk!

We’re happy to discuss your specific needs and see if it is the right fit for your project. Contact us today!