Two of the most popular models for software development outsourcing that everyone should know are team-based and project-based outsourcing. If your project has a limited scope and you just need a freelancer or two, there’s a wide range of talent and hourly-rate offer on freelance sites such as Upwork.
But if your business requires a dedicated team, you need to find the best software development company that can build and maintain a team to your exact requirements. In this case, how can you know which one will deliver the goods?
1. Cast the net wide
The first-hand recommendation from a past client is the best measure of a prospective provider’s likely success. If it’s not possible to attain from within your network, you can still contact the past clients of the outsourcing agency to find out about their experience with their development teams. You could also go to a hackathon or conference to find a professional team of engineers or seek them out on LinkedIn.
2. Evaluate your options to the best
Don’t fall for the first partner who asks you to dance, with your product’s long-term future at stake, make sure you put it is in reliable hands. Shortlist a handful of top outsourcing software development companies and compare their portfolios, do their areas of expertise match your needs?
Be as specific as possible about what it is you want from your product and what type of software development team you need. Are you looking for web application development or mobile development and which features form the core of your product? Make a checklist of what you are looking for.
They will also need to have the infrastructure to keep the developers happy and motivated while they plan, build and update your product. Trust your gut, hire a development team that you know can communicate and collaborate with.
3. Integrate by robust communication
Once you hire a development team, they become part of your organization. Tell them what you want. Your project manager, business analyst and the engineer team will lay out the different options for delivering a quality product that match your expectations. You have your very own dedicated team, don’t hesitate to share a clear vision of where the project is going.
The best software development companies will offer total after delivery support and also have robust communication strategies that allow the client to retain as much control of the development process as they choose. To realize the full benefits of the offshore development team, you need to trust their ability. For what will be a longstanding partnership with administrative and continuity issues to handle, you need to have full confidence in the hired team.
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