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Successful partnership starts with the right choice, and that should be your priority. Find a partner who understands your vision and focuses on achieving your business goals.
Learn how to find that kind of company and how to establish successful partnership with them.
While choosing a development partner, pay attention to those aspects:
If you choose the cheapest offer, you will ultimately pay more at the end of the project. Why? Because of the technological debt, lack of source code ownership, mistakes made due to poor communication.
Cost-effective doesn’t mean the cheapest one. You need a team that offers technical and communicational skills, as well as understanding of your business goals and product specifications.
You want a straightforward partner who is able to say “No” if needed. When it’s a waste of time and money to develop this feature, or another technology would be a better solution.
A perfect partner should understand that it’s not all about technology and code behind the product, but it’s about business.
A good software development company should challenge the new features you develop, help you focus on priorities, advise you from a technical perspective. Do as much as they can to make your business succeed.
It’s more than just writing code. Software developers are responsible for much more, starting with customer experience, ending with your ROI.
Software projects are costly. In most cases cheap companies are weak so you shouldn’t look at outsourcing like on reducing costs.
Software outsourcing may fail. There could be a lot of reasons: from business operations out of sync with project requirements, management failures to poor specifications and measuring metrics.
To choose the right technology you need to know what functionality you expect from your app.
The better defined your project is, the easier the company selection and hiring will be. Establish what’s the purpose of your application, who’s going to use it, how does it help, who are the competitors, what platforms will it run on, etc.
Remember, that you’ll be working with people. Close collaboration will make it easier for you to explain the nuances of your requirements and keep the finger on the pulse.
That was only a tip of the iceberg. If you need to explore that topic more, proceed to the next chapters.
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