Any software development team can get overwhelmed if a new project turns out to be more complex than originally estimated.
This is especially true if the same team has to maintain the existing software at the same time.
Working them harder is likely to be counter-productive because overworked people make more mistakes that you then need to spend resources on fixing.
Even worse, over time stress at work can lead to a burnout, putting you at risk of losing some of your best talent.
So what should a CTO do when they realize that their team can’t handle the workload anymore?
Your first impulse may be to find a freelance software developer who has the necessary expertise to lend your team a helping hand.
But have you considered going with a software development as a service (SDaaS) company instead?
It’s important to understand that bringing freelancers onboard introduces several issues:
Of course, there are plenty of amazing freelancers out there who have the expertise, the professionalism, and the ethics that are needed to get the job done.
However, you need to keep these three potential problems in mind if you are thinking about hiring a freelancer, especially if the project in question is very important.
Now, if you are concerned about the aforementioned issues, you may want to consider working with a SDaaS company instead.
For example, with NerdCloud, you won’t have to worry about hiring, professionalism, or loyalty:
Moreover, when you need to get a lot of work done fast, we can scale your team with dozens of developers per month, then scale it down to the original size once things calm down.
This gives you the agility that your competitors will struggle to match.
Hiring freelancers may lead to unexpected problems and set your project back.
Going with a SDaaS company like NerdCloud provides an alternative solution that is less time-consuming, more reliable, and more scalable.
Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page if you want to learn more about working with us.