Being outside: 5 reasons to launch the project with the external R&D team

Since the very beginning of the company, MIL Team has been working as the external service team in cooperation with the large companies’ R&D centres, like Huawei and Samsung. We have successfully implemented 16 R&D projects so far, including large open-source projects and small MVP decisions.

Here comes the question, why the companies possessing valuable human and technological resources choose to initiate the projects with our team? In this article, we are going to discuss 5 main reasons to get involved with an outsource-team in developing an internal product. This discussion may help you to decide on cooperation with MIL Team.

1. Money

The cases when the money factor should work:

  1. The task does not require rare competencies which are complicated to find on the market;
  2. The decision has to be prepared at short notice;
  3. The financial cost of the project is limited;
  4. Low risks in case of not getting the expected result.

2. High risks

The cases when the high risks factor should work:

  1. The direction of the project is new for the company;
  2. The members of the team can not be divided up among other units of the company if the project fails;
  3. High risks of phasing out perspectiveless areas in the company.

3. Recruitment

The cases when the high risks factor should work:

  1. You need to test new ideas and hypotheses using the absent in the company technologies;
  2. The lack of resources in staff training.

4. Technologies

The cases when the technologies factor should work:

  1. The presence of powerful and unique solutions inside an outsource team;
  2. The absence of your own infrastructure inevitable for R&D tasks solution.

5. Acquisition

The cases when the acquisition factor should work:

  1. You need to create a new unit for the company’s R&D direction;
  2. There is a potential acquisition candidate.

We have considered five main factors of making the decision to work with an outsourced team:

  1. The money factor — launching the low-risked project in conditions of time and money lack.
  2. The high risks factor — starting a novel for the company direction with high risks.
  3. The recruitment factor — attracting new competencies in the existing direction.
  4. The technologies factor — the absence of the inevitable technologies in the company.
  5. The acquisition factor — testing the competencies of the potential candidate for acquiring.

These are just examples of situations when cooperation with an external team is a wise solution. And the key to productive cooperation is time: a long-term collaboration helps to build the requisite level of trust and evaluate a team level in real-time. The best way to decide whether cooperation with an external team worthies it is to check it in action.

We are looking forward to discussing your view on cooperation with an external team!

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