QUESTION: What’s the difference between an architect and a construction worker on a house construction project?
ANSWER: It is very similar to the difference between an IT consultant and a Software Developer on an offshore software development project.
Most offshore development is handled by a team of software developers who are well versed with coding in a specific language. 90% of the times, such offshore software teams have basic to intermediate software design skills only! They only do what’s necessary to make functional software.
What they almost always lack is detailed strategic planning and a high-profile architecture required for a scalable and performance friendly software.
Specifically, an IT consultant can perform the following roles:
- Design Engineering
- Program Management
- Project Management
Here are the differences between an IT consultant and a Software Developer on a typical offshore software development project:
The value addition is similar to the value addition of having an architect on a house construction project.
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