6 Crucial Aspects in the Agile Software Outsourcing Process
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January 10th, 2013 at
6 Important Aspects to be Considered during the Selection Process
While Internet pretty much gives liberty to a company to hire professionals from almost any country, caution should be taken while choosing the best service providers. Following are the 6 things that the best qualified service providers should commit to their clients:
1.Duration of the development: The service provider must assure that it has the right resources and infrastructure to carry out the work in hand efficiently within the stipulated time.
2.Early ROI: The service provider, which is hired for the job, must establish a proper plan to mobilize and motivate the team to work effectively and quickly, in order to generate products that are at par with the requirements in the market. Significant delays can be quite detrimental to the success of any project.
3.Helping clients adapting with changes: The global as well local market is extremely volatile and in such a market, a software package that is flexible and cost-effective, is the only one that will work out. The development techniques should be flexible enough to accommodate all kinds of changes. The offshore developer must be capable enough to promise complete protection from any kind of technical changes seen in the ever changing Information Technology sector. It must assure its clients that all it resources and infrastructure always keep getting updated with changing technologies.
4.Boost business growth: The biggest reason behind outsourcing agile software is to initiate business growth. Firms choose to sub-contract these kinds of outsourcing to low pay professionals to cut down the cost of hiring more professionals, avoid using old methods of problem solving and increase the level of business performance. The outsourced service provider must be in a position to demonstrate how it plans to boost the business growth.
5.Lower development risks: Creating software is a high expenditure affair for most of the companies. Delegating the duties of development to a company’s global teams does not cost much, but it should make sure that it invests, in a programmer or a group of programmers who have years of expertise and experience to boast about. This way, they can make sure that the end product is not of low quality.
6.Involvement of clients in development stages: The client should know how the development of software is shaping up and should not be isolated from the process, to receive last-moment surprises. Clients must know about everything, so that they can provide suggestions and point out mistakes during each phase of development. The outsourced company should be flexible enough to make changes in a timely manner, as involvement of its client will only help the development to create a product that best suits the specific needs of the customers.
To increase closeness with the teams that are working offshore, the recruitment department of the client must try to get rid of any kind of barriers in terms of communication. Constant, clear and transparent communication is a must to succeed in Agile software testing methodology or the development process.