Most businesses end up working with an offshore software developer at some point. If you are planning on outsourcing software development services, then you might have concerns about the problems that can arise when working with someone who is halfway across the globe. Don’t worry. You can manage your software project by communicating well and by taking note of the following handy tips:
1. Clearly define your needs: Make sure that your software developer understands what you mean when you explain something. Explicitly explain about the business processes around the new software and ensure that the developer has understood them. This is critical, as if the developer does not understand you, it could result in an expensive mistake.
2. Be specific about your timeline: Estimate how long your project will take in terms of calendar days. This will give the software developer a clear idea about how many days’ work to devote to the project. Agree on a deadline and re-check to make sure that you are both working towards the same timescale.
3. Ask for samples: What is easy for a software developer may be difficult for your team to understand. So when your offshore software developer is designing software, ask for examples of the work-in-progress. If the software looks too hard-to-use or very complicated, you can work with the developer to change it.
4. Describe your way of working: When you adopt new software, it can bring about a complete change to the dynamics and even the processes within your company. To avoid such problems, explain how your company and staff work and help the developer understand how the new software will have an effect on your organization as a whole. Continue reading