There are several best practices and how tos in order to get the most out of your software outsourcing project. We invite you to have a look at the following suggestions:

1. Define your project:

  • Outline your idea and try to make a list of priorities;
  • Analyze the way you want to undertake remote work: near shore or offshore;
  • If the project is unclear and will be subject to consistent changes, try the agile method and ask for prototyping;
  • Use the same document when asking for software development outsourcing offers;

2. Select the right outsourcing partner:

  • Make a list with all essential selection criteria (industry / technology / consultancy capability / communication language / required HR / interview availability / team continuity, etc.);
  • Request for quotes, ask for references, plan a visit and make a trial project;
  • Set a post-trial project analysis and highlight lessons learned; Take a decision.

3. Fine tune the cooperation:

  • Set clear responsibilities;
  • Choose the software development method that suits you best;
  • Draw the way for team collaboration;
  • Specify how the teams will be formed;
  • Set each party’s contribution to the projects infrastructure;

4. Control the process:

  • Set and follow the development plan;
  • Set stand-up meetings, weekly status reports and set a permanent contact person;
  • Point out potential issues and communicate them in order to get them solved.