You might think that to ensure success, serious software projects require large teams and even larger budgets. But the truth is that even if you go down that route, the risks are high. OK, so your big name supplier might deliver the specified features according to the terms of the contract. But that doesn’t mean the end product will be a hit with your users! Besides, not everyone has the budget to take the ‘Hollywood’ approach to software development.
What if you’re an entrepreneur starting a new online venture? Or an owner-manager of a smaller business wanting to invest in internet technologies [for profit], or an “intrapreneur” working for a larger organisation, who is willing to innovate? You probably can’t say “money is no object”. But you don’t want to take the risk of working with freelancers either. So, if you have an ambitious goal with technical challenges and are serious about seeing them through, where can you find the combination of expertise, reliability and affordability?