Outsourcing — why is it worth it and how you should do it?
Are you planning to outsource a website or web application? Do you need help of a remote software house? The following article will show you why outsourcing is a good idea, where to look for the developers and how to choose the right ones and not to waste time and money along the way.
Outsourcing is in demand
Outsourcing IT services does not limit only to increase on-site resources, but also subcontracting development to remote team. For those facing the challenge to create a modern and functional website or web application, this is often the best way to successfully complete the project.
Using the services of Polish software houses might be the best solution for you. Here’s why!
The best developers at hand
Polish programmers are among the most qualified and skilled professionals in software development. According to Hacker Rank’s report, they occupy a honorable third place in the global ranking. Solid education, insight into the latest technologies and highly professional approach make Polish software houses not only known locally, but also abroad.
Lower project costs
Wide knowledge and rich experience are just the beginning. Foreign companies, deciding to outsource software development to Poland, can significantly reduce project costs. Outsourcing to house software is a convenient solution that saves time and money associated with the recruitment and employment of several individual employees. It allows you to use saved funds to increase product quality or scope, thus resulting in better user satisfaction.
More effective implementation / Better final outcome
Outsourcing of programming services to the Polish software house may have one more important advantage. Cooperation with a foreign company gives you the opportunity to use the knowledge and experience of specialists who approach the tasks very ambitiously — in an individual way, with full commitment and choosing solutions “tailor-made”. Such flexibility can be directly translated into a high-quality end product.
Where to look for the right company?
You have decided to entrust the project to a foreign company. The question remains — where to look for the right one? Here, Clutch.co comes to your help. It is the perfect place for you to find the best software engineers. At the same time, it allows software houses to present previous work and achievements. Clutch.co is much more than just their business card or a way to build a positive image on the market. The internationally known platform allows to rate developers and exchange opinions on them. Verified references are guarantee of credibility and skills confirmation for companies interested in cooperation. It’s hard to find a better way to select the perfect company.
How to check if the company is ok?
Clutch.co is the first and extremely important step in the search of a suitable software company. Before choosing one, it’s worth getting to know it better. What aspects should you closely look at?
Before you make a final call, it might be a good idea to check company’s website, get familiar with their process and number of featured case studies. Portfolio is usually a good reflection of company’s experience and project skills. If you struggle to find these information, it might mean that company or their clients were not fond of completed projects or there weren’t too many of them. In those cases, just keep looking.
We have already mentioned opinions that are worth looking for on Clutch.co. In addition to those, check out the company’s reviews — on its website, on discussion forums and on social media. Check if previous customers were satisfied with the process’s efficiency and quality of final results. By doing this you’ll get a better picture of what you can expect.
Communication with the client, especially in the initial phase of contact, can tell you a lot about potential cooperation. If you need to wait for a few days to get basic answers to your questions or if the answers are elusive and unclear, you can expect the same in the future. Professional communication has a positive impact on the entire project’s execution.
What else matters?
Programmers’ skills — ask for a code sample and pass it on to a person who will help you assess its quality.
Project management methodology — find out in which model software house works (Scrum, Kanban, PRINCE 2 or other) and whether the work’s style will be tailored to the needs of your project.
Customer service approach — ask about preferred method of communication, which may be e-mails, videoconferences (i.e. Hangout), text messengers (i.e. Slack, Hipchat), or project management tools (i.e. JIRA, Pivotal Tracker).
Cultural and language differences — outsourcing services abroad may result in difficulties that might influence the project. Amongst the most common are communication issues and time zone differences. Fortunately, employees from Poland are well educated in English and european time zone might be a good fit in most cases as there is some overlap with US and Asian time zones.
Transparency of cooperation conditions — verify that the cost and time needed to complete the project is detailed and precisely determines the scope of work.
To sum up…
To sum up, if you want to outsource website or web application development to a foreign company:
· evaluate the initial service -communication, time resources and the proposed conditions and interest in the development of the project.
The better you prepare before the cooperation with a software house, the greater chances of successful project are.