To overcome challenges like budget constraint, limited human resources, and lack of advanced technology infrastructure, Independent Software Vendors should try hiring a dedicated development team from overseas. While there are many pluses to an overseas team, not everything becomes easier or smooth; there could be issues that may prove hard to crack such as time zone differences, using older techniques or rare project management tools, and working with different technologies. No matter what differences and challenges you face, outsourcing and having work done by a dedicated development team can be extremely productive; that is, if stakeholders stick to an expert’s advice.Here are some suggestions that will help you manage your outsourcing effectively and get the expected outcome –
Your Interference Will Not Save Time
Interfering often with the team will affect the pace of their work and productivity. Your interruptions can make the developers nervous and side track them from using their knowledge and skills to give you something truly amazing. Let them do what they do best. Seek reports to track the progress and provide input based on the reports so that you get exactly what you are looking for.
Service Packages are the Best
Instead of omitting a few services to reduce the cost, use all the services listed in the package, which often include analytics, development tools, quality assurance, and project management features. Every service has its own benefits to a project that could be used to assess the quality, functionality, user-friendliness, compliance, customization, future integration and more.
Convey Your Vision Precisely
When you have a team of offshore developers working on your project, explain your concept from start to finish in a very precise way. Whatever you have in your mind, be it a business idea or a product launch, only you understand it better than the dedicated development team you have hired. Be ready to address any comments or questions the team has so that both you and the team are on the same page throughout the development cycle.
Drop the ASAP
In most forms of business communications, ASAP is the most frequently used word to define a deadline. When one continually sees it, it causes an inconvenience most of the time. For developers, ASAP often makes them stress and lose their train of development thought, as they must put aside what they are currently doing and start working on something that was scheduled for later. When you have a dedicated team working on your project, they have been assigned tasks and know which are legitimately ASAP and which ones can be set as a lower priority. To help them complete the tasks and deliver within the deadline, you need to let them know what matters to you first, second, and on down the line.
Your Top Priority Should be Quality
A development project ends successfully only when a correct and accurate estimation is done beforehand. Pushing things to be completed faster in order to meet a deadline hampers the quality of product. Instead, invest some extra time in development and testing to ensure the highest quality is achieved without any bugs, lags or performance issues.
For a successful collaboration with a dedicated development team, many things can be done to help create a smooth project from the start through its completion. If you know something more to ensure that the team is working at their maximum productivity, please share it in the comment section below.