Amdaris Nearshore Outsourcing

How to onboard a new team and de-risk a software development project

We are great believers that the success of any outsourced bespoke software development project starts before the day one of the engagement. Building a new relationship is just like building a house, we ensure that strong and stable foundations are there from the very start. Most of the outsourcing projects come with the question on how can I develop software from the cost-effective perspective. Very often the focus is on the cost only and the question on how to de-risk a software development project by having a successful onboarding is often overlooked.  

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6 tips to help select a nearshore outsourcing software company

There’s no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to how to find a software development company which provides nearshore outsourcing.

Selecting the right nearshore software development company will solve your software development resource issues and your technical challenges.

In order to do this you need to consider a few key factors at the procurement stage, to ensure you get the right partner for your company and your deployment.

The free checklist only takes a few minutes to read, and the information will help you get the best results from your nearshore outsourcing partner.

This checklist provides key guidelines to consider at the procurement stage to ensure you find the right outsourcing software development company and make sure your software will achieve your goals. The right nearshore or off shore company will help you get the best return on your investment.

1. Quality standards of the outsourcing company

There are lots of software developers that can write high-quality code. That doesn’t mean that they can deliver an enterprise project successfully. To achieve the right outcome, you need to find a software development company with quality standards and structures that facilitate efficient progress. Accreditations are important indicators, but you see the real benefit to your business when the quality structures have true synergy with your own. Is their quality management system ISO 27001, 9001 certified? Does their service delivery conform to ITIL principles? A lot of software development outsourcing companies ignore these standards and only provide body shop resources.

2. Governance structure

When a nearshore outsourcing company is operating in accordance with ITIL, ISO or other principles is a sign of best practice, but it’s worth going one step further to see if their governance structure mirrors yours. Look at elements such as the approach to risk registers, issue logging, stakeholder management and independent testing. Also ask about transparency and reporting, and the degree of control your team will have over the process. The greater the alignment between your business and the partner, the more efficient the development process will be.


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