Medical Software Development Outsourcing: Why the Managed Project Model is Superior

Medical Software Development Outsourcing: Why the Managed Project Model is Superior to Hiring Individual Contractors

You’ve decided to use external resources to accelerate your medical software development project.   The next decision in software development outsourcing is whether to use the Managed Project model, or hire individual contractors.

First, allow me to define what’s meant by a “Managed Project”.  In this model, an external software engineering firm provides a team, which includes a contributing engineer who also acts as project manager.  Specific modules (or perhaps the entire development effort) are assigned to the team.  All day-to-day management is handled within the team.  Progress is reported to you on a weekly basis.

Which one do you choose?  I believe the Managed Project model is a far superior choice for most projects.  Now, you may think my perspective is biased.  I understand, but please read on.  I’ll present some compelling, objective reasons to support my claim.

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