Before you proceed with software outsourcing, you have to make a decision on what language you want your project to be created. New languages are constantly being created for ease of better web development and to add up advance features to meet demands of users.
1. Quotes :
There is a noticeable difference between cheap and cost effective. Many a times people prefer to outsource the project whosoever is proposing the cheapest quote. This doesn’t work out well in most cases as the result you might get is poorly written code, lack of testing and documentation and most of all, very difficult to maintain.
2. Referrals or reviews:
Check their previous client’s testimonials and reviews. Connect with them and ask them about their experience with the company. Choose a company based on average of their pro’s and con’s that aligns with your requirements. This is important and crucial for a stress- free communication and co-operation.
3. SCRUM or Agile development process:
More than 80% of IT companies now follow SCRUM which means things like sprints, daily stand-up meets etc are a must. Look for that in your software outsourcing partner. This improves communication and quality of your product. While Agile Methodology allows your project requirement to evolve and upgrade in given time through collaborative efforts. These things will allow you to have greater control on how things are developed and manage.
4. Yes Sayers:
The type of companies you want to absolutely avoid are “Yes Sayers”. If you want to develop the best product than search for such partner that is able to say a straightforward “No”. They have more experience and technical knowledge of how things should work, they should say no to features that are not useful saving you time and money. They can suggest better framework that is most suited for your requirement saving you tons of extra hours, and at the end a better product overall.