Imagine, as a CTO, you need to finish a project in two weeks and there are critical issues that need your attention but a number of secondary tasks are also pending. The client asks for minor UI fixes and your team is bogged down solving critical issues. As a CTO, you will have to focus your attention on the whole project ensuring timely delivery of the finished product.
When the workload exceeds your current manpower, hiring more workforce is a viable solution. You can do this in the form of formally hiring developer/QA/designers depending on your needs or you can hire a freelancer on project-based work. Your final option will be hiring services of SDaaS (Software Development as a Service).
Let’s discuss the pros and cons of each approach and try to evaluate the best way to deal with problems like an overflow of work.
As a CTO, one of your options for dealing with an overflow of work is to hire a freelancer. A freelancer is someone who completes assigned tasks based on an hourly or project-based rate. The rate will differ as the expertise differs from person to person. Is freelancer worth it? Let’s discuss some pros and cons of hiring a freelancer for a project to help you answer this question
Hiring a developer to ease the pressure of work is another option for you as a CEO/CTO. You can always interview and hire new talent to deal with the overflow of work, to ensure that you finish your product on time. Let’s discuss the pros and cons of hiring developer to work for you when your current workforce is ill-equipped to complete the pending milestones
Your final option to deal with these issues is to get the services of a SDaaS(Software Development as a Service) firm. A number of SDaaS firms offer their services ranging from development, testing, deployment to delivering you with a working prototype. The services an SDaaS firm offers you depend upon your needs. For example, your team is busy with bug fixing and testing and the client requested some changes in the UI. You can acquire the services of an SDaaS to tweak or completely change the UI according to your instructions. Let us go through some of the possible reasons for hiring the services of an SDaaS firm:
By going through the article, hope that you are better equipped to answers question like “is freelancer worth it”? or whether to hire a new developer or acquire the services of SDaaS firm.