We have been invited to collaborate on building mobile apps for security payment provider, who is striving for setting new security standards in NFC payments.
Our team works remotely from Slovakia with the rest of the team based in Canada. Without a doubt, offshore development is challenging and not for everybody. But with the right partner all the challenges can be turned into advantages. Slovakia is 9 hours ahead of Canada. Basically when the Slovak business hours are done, the Canadian business hours starts.
When there is a will there's a way. We attended meetings starting from 11 am Canadian time, what translates into 8pm our time. Once they were finished the Canadian team had another couple of hours to prepare or adjust plan based on current state of the project without any further interruptions.
Offshore development indeed requires more planning and preparation but on the other hand, it also secure more undisturbed hours for both development and management team.