THE DEMAND FOR OUTSOURCING IN BARCELONA CONTINUES TO RISE
Barcelona is booming. Already advanced digital publishing wired in 2013 … “Europe’s hottest startup capitals”. Now in 2015, the curve is still rising and companies were outperforming in 2013, are now consolidated startups. We have examples everywhere we look … Yuilop (now Up Talk), Typeform, Eyeos, Tritium (ForceManager) …
This ecosystem of companies offers more than interesting opportunities due to the demand generated.
The big difference with the traditional outsourcing is that fewer resources and more specialized are requested.
Great players of the consultancy are giving way also to other types of consulting more specialized and more responsible. One example of this model is Dagram to provide value-based model rather than selling resources at all costs.
We can not forget the accelerator companies of Barcelona as a very important engine in this equation … names like SeedRocket, Edodi, Connector, Incubio … and there are many more. These companies help startups to pitch your business and finally get investment.
OUTSOURCING OF TECHNICAL PROFILES
Whatever be the kind of company applying outsourcing services, there is a constant repeating: highly specialized profiles. Both startups as consulting and outsourcing contract accelerator only if they can not satisfy themselves a specific need.
Even in positions of “low profile” high demands, for example, front-end developer note demanding … but can sting a lot of quality code with TDD and continuous integration by default, etc …
THE APPEAL OF BARCELONA BRAND
The Mobile World Congress, the new initiative of the City of Barcelona to encourage the development of mobile apps, ongoing business missions that favors the Generalitat de Catalunya, and the California Mission led us to Silicon Valley last year … Everything is thought to enhance the Barcelona brand and this worked very well for many years.
As a bonus, the tourism component Barcelona is unquestionable, dining, cultural venues, leisure …
How to hire outsourcing (agile please)
As we mentioned in a recent article, the important thing is to do agile, this is what is known as agile oursourcing.
If we are the hired company you should respect some rules:
- The percentage of resources does not exceed 30%
- Works of agile way for sprints
- Technical excellence. Give the highest quality (TDD, CI, jmeter, jenkins, sonar)
FUTURE OF BARCELONA AS A CITY OF OUTSOURCING
The potentiality of Barcelona as a city to work in IT and grow is stable. With a very active community of developers and the support of institutions and the private sector, the future is very exciting.
In recent is occurring consolidation of this clear and secure ecosystem si … as would say the Maestro Peret … Barcelona tiene poder.