If you have already decided that you are going to outsource software development for your company, the next step is finding the perfect firm that can fulfill all the requirements your company has laid down. It is also important that you know how to deal with the firm you will hire. Sometimes the software development provider can fail to deliver because you failed to provide an environment that is conducive to delivery of great results.
Most software consulting firms try their best to make the communication process as smooth and simple as possible to ensure that you get you’re your message across. Entrance Consulting, a software consulting firm, has a simple to use contact page on their website (http://www.entranceconsulting.com/contact-us/) to make sure you get your requirements sent to their experts in a way that guarantees effective communication. Their company telephone number is also prominently visible so that any client who chooses to get in touch through voice calls is not discouraged by the tedious search for the firm’s phone number.
Have you ever gotten into a war of words with your software consulting provider? It would not be surprising if that is precisely why you are reading this article right now. To avoid such an outcome reoccurring, here are three things you must decide not to do the next time you outsource software development.
Providing vague information to the software development provider
The software developer you have hired may be the best in the world, but if your instructions are unclear, the results he will present will not be impressive. At that point, the problem is not that he does not have the necessary skills or that he does not have enough experience. The problem is that your instructions were vague or ambiguous and that the consultant interpreted them from his point of view. If you fail to make your requirements known in a manner that leaves nothing open to interpretation, you make it easy for the consulting firm to do its job within the timelines you agree upon.
Blaming the software developer
You know you want to blame the software developer for the failing applications; don’t. However much you might need to resist this temptation, please do. It is human nature to look for someone to blame with things fall apart, yet the blame game has never helped anyone. It is even worse when the blame game starts at the beginning of the project execution. There is nothing that destroys a developer’s morale than being blamed for every error found in the system. When you resist this temptation, you transform your workplace into an environment where collaboration happens instinctively. You can be sure that the developers will love working with you. Furthermore, because they are used to being blamed for problems they had nothing to do with, the developers will value your restraint and will most likely go out of their way to deliver excellent results.
Being hands-off throughout the project execution phase
While it is important to give the software development firm that you have hired some space to work without too much interference from you or your employees, staying entirely hands-off as the project implementation phase takes place is not a good idea. Many business owners explain their requirements to software developers and then go away and ‘forget’ everything about that project. Keeping tabs on the progress that the developers are making will ensure that no major step is made without your knowledge. In addition, when you review the progress, you can ask for revisions before the final outcome is released.