Outsourcing it projects is considered a trend in a modern business environment. Because IT projects have specific characteristics, businesses should put in mind the following things while outsourcing, in order to ensure success and benefits.
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1. Clear project’s scope and plan
This is the precondition when outsourcing IT projects. Clear scope and plan help both business and service provider save time. Have your project clear described. Tell the service provider what time each step of the project is expected to be done. Furthermore, you should have some minor talks with your service provider, in which they may clarify some vague information in your statement of work. This work allows you to run the project smoothly and avoid preventable dispute in the future.
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2. Select the right service provider
Don’t just select a service provider based on the price they offer. You will need research about services provider to know about the service provider, what projects they have done previously, what platform they major? Check their references carefully to have the answer and decide whether they are the right service provider to your project. Besides, choosing a developer/a team to outsource your project is similar to hire a full-time employee (as you pay and they work full time for what you required). So don’t hesitate to interview them about their ability and willingness to take responsibility for the project, and also contact their former client to collect feedback. Never let your project be risky with the untrustworthy service provider.
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3. Ask for warranty and later support
An IT project may have several arising problems even when it has been finished. Bugs, compatibility to various platforms, or other unpredictable inconveniences may spoil the product and upset your project. If you did not have a prior agreement in fixing such errors, asking them to do that is quite difficult when things are done. So put in mind to ask them about warranty and support when the project is complete.