If you work as part of a digital agency and you’re involved with the delivery of projects to clients, the chances are you cover a fairly broad range of areas and the skills of your team need to be very varied. Developing digital products can be very time consuming, complex and unpredictable, whether the product is your client’s website, a piece of software for the client’s customers to use, a mobile app or even some form of bespoke management system to help the client manage their internal business.
Due to the complexity of these large-scale digital projects, at some point you may consider weighing up the benefits of handling the project in-house, or involving an additional specialist agency. The decision to hire a development team may be one that doesn’t come easily, but can actually save a lot of effort, time and money in the long run, especially when it comes to tricky specialist areas like UX/UI design, software and hardware development and other common issues with typical digital product development projects.
Extensive research has been conducted looking into the potential areas where efficiency can be improved when it comes to complicated projects like the ones mentioned above, comparing small and large business over shorter and longer periods of time. Some of the findings are particularly interesting and may be highly relevant to businesses in this sort of position. Read more