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How to succeed in Software Outsourcing

How to succeed in Software Outsourcing
Table of Contents
  • 1
    1. Fixed Cost
  • 2
    2. What we call ODC - Offshore Development Center
  • 3
    3. Be engaged
  • 4
    4. Go Agile, forget Waterfall
  • 5
    5. Visit your offshore partner
  • 6
    6. Make sure your vendor allocates resources to testing
  • 7
    7. Conduct code reviews with vendors

Are you facing challenges when outsourcing your company’s software development? Here are 7 simple steps that will help you succeed.

 

1. Fixed Cost

If you are on a budget, discuss it with your vendor. There is always a solution where it is to reduce functions or revenue sharing model.

2. What we call ODC – Offshore Development Center

If you want better services, I would advise you to seek long-term contracts. This allows the outsourced team to put dedicated resources into your project. The team will also know your business inside out, which makes them more motivated about your project’s success. They’ll perform better as a result. On the other hand, short-term engagements may be cheaper, but won’t guarantee you the expected outcome by the deadline.

3. Be engaged

Set goals. Once you have a list of all your expectations, planning with the vendor becomes simpler. You will also need to get your colleagues ready to communicate with the outsourced team.

Your participation throughout the project is particularly important. This sends a message to your partner that you want your project to succeed. In fact, I would encourage you to engage with the vendor every day.

4. Go Agile, forget Waterfall

Greater adaptability and faster response times in the software development process are important. As such, agile methodology is preferred over traditional waterfall methods. Agile gives you greater transparency and superior results within the shortest time possible. It will help you save costs.

Read more: Differences Between Agile and Waterfall Methodology

5. Visit your offshore partner

You need to trust the offshore vendor you are working with. Seeing is believing it helps to visit the business partner occasionally to see how it operates. It also shows you are engaged. Why not also treat the visit as a chance to take a vacation?

6. Make sure your vendor allocates resources to testing

People are prone to mistakes. Check that they are allocating time to identify bugs before the software is released.

7. Conduct code reviews with vendors

If you’re a programmer yourself, you’d know how good software architecture is built and what good code looks like. If you’re not, get a colleague or consultant to help. By doing regular code reviews, you’d get familiarized with the code early and know how to build on it once the project is handed over to you. You might even learn a thing or two about your vendor’s methods.

By following these steps, you’ll have an easier time working with your software outsourcing company.

Read more: How Vietnam IT companies can help startups save costs

If you are considering outsourcing your company’s software development, let’s get in touch.

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Table of Contents
  • 1
    1. Fixed Cost
  • 2
    2. What we call ODC - Offshore Development Center
  • 3
    3. Be engaged
  • 4
    4. Go Agile, forget Waterfall
  • 5
    5. Visit your offshore partner
  • 6
    6. Make sure your vendor allocates resources to testing
  • 7
    7. Conduct code reviews with vendors
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