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Episode Summary

This episode is about some essential startup roles and which ones to outsource so that you can kick-start your company’s growth. Just having a revolutionary idea is not enough. There are some critical roles and responsibilities that need to be carried out to develop the next-generation product that will meet customer expectations. Some of the roles that are essential for the growth are: The Dreamer, The Doer, The Hacker, The Hustler, The Magician & The Creator.

Key Takeaways

The general trend that we have seen across the tech industry is that there are two roles that are particularly suited for outsourcing.

  1. Engineer/Developer With Fronten/Backend Expertise: Most software development projects require diverse skill-sets, such as design, front-end development, and back-end development, all of which are hard to find in one individual. Finding one person who is well versed in all these areas is like winning a million-dollar lottery. The Creator means a team with the right mix of software engineers, senior software engineers, and solution architects who will do end-to-end software development of the product.
  2. Product/Project Manager There are many startups who have outsourced their product software development and need someone who can manage the software developers, the software development life cycle, and then simultaneously partner with the management to undertake short and long-term technology strategies. In such scenarios, it is highly recommended that you outsource the role of the doer as well.
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