One of the topics you can often hear a lot about is outsourcing, and since we live in an age where most of the things we do and need can easily be dealt with online, that’s nothing unusual. Now, like with most things in life, there are some advantages and downsides, and here, depending on what we are precisely talking about, making even one small mistake can have disastrous effects.
1. Think before any decisions
Now, this is where it all starts, as your entire future work depends on how much attention and patience you place into choosing the best developer. Namely, CVs can be pretty deceiving, which is why going into details like checking their past work history can be of great help here. Besides that, don’t be shy to ask for a trial period and a live interview, as only by doing these two things can you be sure you got what you seek exactly. You want to find the best this market has to offer, and sticking to mediocre coders will lead you nowhere, which is why the best way to avoid facing this issue is by asking for a portfolio.
2. Pay attention to communication
Good communication is crucial, and once we find a developer able to create the software by our client’s wishes, it doesn’t mean that everything is finished. It is not a job for only one person, and it is necessary to make sure the collaboration between different teams and communication between them is functioning without problems. Good communication is also important when it comes to understanding clients’ wishes and telling them to the developer since one small misunderstanding can result in a program that doesn’t meet the client’s requirements.
3. Keep everything transparent
Being transparent is crucial when working with people because of many reasons. Each client wants to know how their project is progressing, and keeping it secret might seem like you are hiding something from them and look very unprofessional. Give them contacts of every team member who is in charge of their project, so they can easily find out the information they need or simply want to know. It can also be a good thing for the developer since the client can make some suggestions and make the job much easier.
4. Have clear goals
5. Hire the developer with the lowest price
We are all aware that each company tries to find the cheapest solution and save some money, but it is not always a good idea. Sometimes we can find an excellent developer for a low price, and the reasons for that can be numerous, from being new on the market to having a low price due to the place of residence, but in most cases, a lower price means fewer skills. Of course, it is also not a good solution to hire the most expensive one because they might overvalue their work, and you will pay more than you should. The best way to choose the most suitable one is to pay attention to their skills and learn more about their previous work, and you will avoid ending up with an amateur who will take the money and do a poor job.
6. Setting unreasonable timelines
7. Being discouraged by possible problems