I have a huge development project which I need to deliver in the next 3 months. What do you think?
is it a good idea to place my bets on freelancers or Remote managed teams are my best bet? I prefer remote teams as they comply with a contract and are answerable.
What are your thoughts?
If it is a huge project than it is probably a bad idea to use freelances, as you would need to manage all aspects of the work. In your case probably is better to use a remote team, who has a project manager or CTO
my opinion is you look for the most important part of the project and place key team members to work on,. While you look at the other side of the project to speed up things. this method is best used with respect to cost.
in conclusion, remote team is much better but expensive mixing both will help save cost and speed up/solve bottlenecks processes.
I have done both and found remote teams more useful due to consistency. Freelancers generally are not very responsive since they work for multiple clients at the same time
If you got $$ use someone like STRV.
You have the answer already. Far too risky to bet on freelancers. They have no real vested interest and can easily bail out if they're not performing. Risk-wise it is much better to go with an actual development company. To do that effectively you really should have a tight functional specification and clickable prototype before you start development so that:
This is the only way to proceed on any development project and especially so when it is a big project. Anything outside of this will not succeed.
I would definitely go for remote teams.