Over this article, we’ll give 4 indispensable tips to properly manage the set up of a successful nearshore team, and what a business manager has to keep in mind along that process.
Define your requirements
Each industry and business model has its own demands when it comes to developing an application. Consequently, no wonder business managers have many issues and express some misgivings to outsource the development team. One of the most frequent mistakes made by business managers is to not adequately identify the requirements for the project, being either the purpose of the application, or the technology to use in the project.
Therefore, it’s extremely crucial to previously recap the project requirements and summarize the purpose of the application and what it has to contain.
In a perfect world, it would be excellent if business managers were advised by the company’s own tech lead or someone with development knowledge. This would prevent time loss at the first meeting, but in some cases, we understand it’s unfeasible.
Avoid the so-called “cheap outsourcing solutions”
It is undeniable the importance of fixed cost reduction when outsourcing the development of a company.
However, the cheaper option tends to be more expensive in medium to long term. It is important to understand that, although the low hourly rate can be attractive, in most cases, these low-cost options have harmful consequences in the course of the project.
For example, communication may not be effective, because code quality is not often the best, adding more features or even maintenance might become a nightmare, putting product scalability at risk.
Do not underestimate the power of communication
What is the purpose of outsourcing a department if there isn’t proper communication capable of anticipating your future needs?
Well, it just doesn’t make sense! If you’re looking to develop your in-house IT skills, you should choose a partner with a transparent modus operandi for communicating with the client.
It is essential to establish a relationship with a partner who comprehends the importance of communication with continuous monitoring so that the ideas and challenges are aligned between the two parties. This way facilitates concrete feedback depending on the project’s stage, instead of an extensive list of suggestions that could undermine the feasibility of the project.
At Cleverti, because this concern is taken very seriously, we developed an internal methodology (Cleverti Care) aiming to drive long-term engagements. Inspired by Scrum, it allows close monitoring, reduces risk, and enables guidance throughout the relationship between Cleverti and our clients.
Be part of the solution
At Cleverti the set up of a Nearshore team is a multi-step process, involving recruitment, HR and operations departments, as well as the client.
In a first instance, the client is invited to validate the profiles; and in a second phase, for a validation meeting in order to get to know and provide the final approval of the candidate.
Together we ensure the reduced risk during operation, as the candidates were approved by different departments of Cleverti and by the client.
If you’d like to learn more about how we can set up and manage your project, learn more about our approach here.