Let us assume your company decides to outsource its software development. You must be wondering whether outsourcing affect the quality? The answer for this depends on the quality of service provide your hire.
Benefits of outsourcing
Outsourcing reduces IT Costs
Implementation of required technology happpens quicker
The vendor under contract bears full liability and responsibility for quality of service
No need to search and hire IT specialists.
Outsourcing covers a broad spectrum of services, from small projects to long-term contracts which are estimated in millions of dollars.
Common forms of outsourcing: Onsite delivery model : In thi model, the company employees its qualified team in client workshops, making them an extension augmentation of the client’s existing team. This model is adapted by small firms with close relationships to customers and completing small projects.
Global delivery model : This classic partnership model is provided by majory of software development companies. A small team will work onsite with client’s managers and staff and will coordinate work with an offshore team which handles the main workload. This model is good to execute a large-scale projects which requires experienced team with functional and technical knowledge.
A team with quality developers will not only adhere to standards to ensure quality but also focus on overall aspects of development including security and coding standards versus quick software development. Ideally, you should ideally chose the right vendor who has vast experience from working across different industries. Never make a decision based on quick Google search and don’t simply chose the least expensive developer. Check whether they are aware of latest trends in technologies and standards. Security is a top priority these days. Ask about how they fix bugs and solve ongoing problems.
It is necessary to encourage use of milestones as a key metric for measuring the progress of a project. Any project can be split into a pre-defined set of tasks and can be used to mathematically determine how much of the project is completed.
Project Management plays a vital role in sucess/progress of any project. Project management is used to keep the project on track and it allows the management to understand the progress of the project at any given point of time. The milestones design will be integral part of project management. Learn about their practices and processes of project management. Meet with the potential teams to better understand their strengths.
When you shortlist potential providers, ask them about their portfolio of work and success across different industries. You can ask for their best references that can substantiate the project. You can enquire about how they want to use those experiences in creating software. Do not choose the cheapest option.
Outsourcing has proven its effectiveness in many areas. Working together with a good IT partner can lead to the increased success, competitiveness and general prosperity of your business. If you’re interested in finding a company that can develop high-quality IT products and do it on time, get in touch with us.