Offshore Software Development

A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other. – Simon Sinek

Globalization is transforming the IT industry deeply; a new kind of collaboration is being generated between IT companies/startups and Outsourcing software development companies. IT startups are in constant need of technical support and experienced resources and for that, they are contacting software outsourcing companies in India, US, Australia and all over the world.

Offshore software development practices are on the rise as they have many benefits like:
  • It reduces infrastructure and team training costs.

  • You get a colossal range of options in developers to choose from.

  • You get access to resources which may not be prevalent in your country.

  • Your tech team will be smarter than you in technicality, hence give you ideas on development that you may not have thought of.

The major issue companies are facing includes not getting enough attention on the project, delay in project delivery, communication gaps and security issues. Before you select your software outsourcing services provider, it is recommended to know some conventions.

So, if you are looking for software outsourcing services then here are few practices to follow which will yield the best result from your offshore team.

 

  • Development methodology

    Development methodology is the crucial factor for the success of your Project; you need to clarify what types of development processes your software outsourcing company follows. The list is long enough including Dynamic Systems Development Model (DSDM), Kanban, Feature Driven Development (FDD), Crystal, Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), Rapid Application Development (RAD), and Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

    Select the methodology as per the requirement and size of the Project and clarify this with the company before the beginning of the project.

  • Size of the Company

    If you are having a complaint that your software development services company is not giving enough attention to your project or you are not getting timely delivery then you must have selected the wrong sized company. The size of the company should be decided as per the size of the project.

    If you have given your project to a small company with fewer developers then the delivery will be delayed because a single developer will have a lot of pressure to do and this will have an impact on the quality as well. On the other side, if the company is huge then they will not give the primary attention to your small project as they will be having other major works to do.

  • Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

    You will need a contract stating that the information related to the project should not be disclosed to any other person. This will create confidentiality between the parties to protect any proprietary information, as a result, maintain the relationship between both the parties.

    A clarified NDA displays the seriousness of the outsourcing software development company.

  • Source code ownership

    Imagine, your product is ready, you have done the complete payment and after that, you came to know that you have no real rights to the source code of your project.

    Make sure you have the ownership of the code which you have paid for. You must be signing a contract about the custom software development cost and timeline so you can add a clause in the contract that the client has full rights on all the codes and software related to the project.

  • Building relationship

    Your outsourced product development team is ultimately your success partner; it is important to build a strong relationship with your teammates. You need to interact with your team to utilize their strengths better. Transparent communication is the key to a strong relationship.

    A frequent communication will not only assist you in building a client-employee relationship but also keep you updated on the project status. You will know the completion time left for the project, how many days will it take to finish the project and how much project is completed.

    For your inspiration; here is the list of top business leaders who are outsourcing their projects to other software development companies.

  • Communication is the key

    You need to have a strong communication with your offshore team. You need to have a common language to interact in which both the sides understand very well. So, you need to make sure that they know your language or you know there’s or you both have a common language like English. The other important factor is to consider time zone of the offshore office. You need to select such a location whose time zone is closer to you so that you can contact whenever need be.

So, all you have to do is follow these best practices regularly and you will never regret your decision of software development outsourcing. Looking for a reliable Partner for offshore software outsourcing? You are at the right place. Get in Touch with us and let’s discuss a Win-Win contract.