Engagement models

Fixed Price

When to use

Clear requirements and determined deadlines

Limited of fixed budget


Small projects with the limited project scope




Ease of management


Lack of flexibility

Less accountability

Time and Material (T&M)

When to use

Long-term projects with dynamic requirements

Project scope is not yet fully known

You want the flexibility to modify the scope of vary the workloads



Dynamic work scope

Better timing


Low budgeting control

Deep involvement

Offshore Development Center

When to use

Chosen by huge international global companies

Best-suited for large long-term projects and sets of projects bound together

Full customer control over the development process


Deliver products that exactly match the business requirements of their clients

Helps businesses to reduce operational costs and other expenses

Can have better visibility over all the working processes and control their costs


Language barriers and cultural differences with the remote centers;

Time-zone differences and collaboration problems

Requires additional investments in digital security to ensure safe data and product exchange between the centers in different countries.

Build - Operate - Transfer

When to use

The company is looking to open an office in another country and quickly build a major team without experience.

The company plan to open a subsidiary rather than outsource work


Lower cost and risk in establishing a new entity

High level of alignment with mother company culture

Complete control over processes and operational structure

Full control over processes and operational structure


Difficult to estimate the total cost from the beginning

Challenge to keep talented in transferring process