How to Get Better Results when Outsourcing Early-Stage Tech
Outsourcing development projects can sound scary to those who have never done it in their entire life.
Outsourcing can be a life-saver but if you don’t know how to navigate your way through it and set boundaries, you might end up losing more than gaining.
In this blog, we’ll be covering some of the key pointers that can help your enterprise get better results from outsourcing early-stage tech.
So let’s get right into it:
- Decide On The Number Of Deliverables: Before getting started on any project, it’s good practice to have a sit-down with your outsourcing partner and decide on the number of deliverables they’ll be working on. This keeps you in the loop and makes them aware of what should be in the pipeline next. You can talk to them about all your development needs and tell them how much work needs to be done on certain aspects of the project.
- Hop On Video Calls: When working with an outsourced team that is functioning in a completely different time zone, you need a face-to-face connect once every day to build deep, long-lasting relationships based on shared value, trust and interdependency. This practice of switching to video calls will not only help you get an update on the tasks done but also help you gauge each and everyone’s morale and vigour throughout the tenure of your development project.
- Use A Communication Tool: Hopping on video calls is not possible for everyone at all times. In such scenarios, communication tools really help. There are a myriad of communication tools out there to facilitate smooth inter-team communication. Now it is your job as a leader to get the outsourced team on the same page regarding which tool will be used as a common touchpoint. Using a tool that helps initiate group video calls, and one-on-one chats along with offering other more hybrid and useful features could be something worth betting your money on.
- Set Deadlines: Having deadlines and a time frame showcasing what needs to be done when is of utmost importance in early-stage software development. You don’t want to lose out on precious time you could have used somewhere else for the good of your product. Make sure you chalk out how much time your outsourced team is expected to dedicate to a particular stage and when it should be completed.
These pointers might sound common-sensical but they make up for the base of a good outsourced development project. If you stick to the above, you are sure to get better results on your development projects once you hire an agile software development team.