HOW TO SETUP AN OUTSOURCED SOFTWARE PROJECT: THE EASY WAY
Sep 8th 2017
Before walking you through our simulation tool, let’s us just remind how outsourcing software projects is an increasingly common practice. Small, medium and large companies are doing it for different reasons, with proven benefits.
For many, cost savings may still the number one driver but overall outsourcing pros clearly outweigh cons as the outsourcing industry evolves:
# Expertise on demand
Technology changes so fast that software projects often require skills most companies don’t have promptly available. An external provider is able to offer a comprehensive skillset on short notice.
# Talent at your service
Great talent can be hard to find. Working with multiple technology projects makes it easier for specialized providers to attract great professionals and engage them in your project.
# Higher product quality
Provider’s experience and additional capacity, e.g. for in-depth testing, will contribute to making your software applications more dependable, thus improving product quality and user experience.
# Process improvements
Proven methodologies, best practices, and processes implemented by a specialized provider improve productivity, flexibility, and quality throughout your software development process.
# Shorter time-to-market
When you extend your team with skilled specialists they will focus on accomplishing. Since they are experienced with similar projects, they will have suggestions to avoid bottlenecks and help you get your product out faster.
# Wider business focus
The specialists engaged in your project are hired by the partner taking recruitment effort off your hands – in many cases, you will validate/approve team members. Partner also has project control mechanisms that will decrease your workload allowing you to focus on driving the business forward.
How our simulation tool can help to get you started
After weighing the positive impact of outsourcing in your software project, you should start assessing potential partners.
At this point, you are probably still in an early decision stage. You will have doubts and may not even have a very clear idea on how exactly to setup your project. It is only natural that you are not ready to start a more formal consultation procedure.
This is where a project simulation tool may come in handy to help you realise what you actually need when you need it and how much you should expect to invest.
Our project simulation tool available on Cleverti’s website was designed with this purpose. It allows you to simulate a project in a fast and easy way, based on what you are looking for, when you plan to start, what kind of engagement you have in mind and which type of resources you need to involve.
Here is an example of a software development project simulation:
1. Start by choosing the type of development
2. Define when you’re planning to start
3. Select an engagement model
4. Estimate a team size
5. And get your simulation right away!
The entire process is free, fast and simple and you may opt to remain anonymous. In any case, Cleverti’s customer care team is always available to clarify your doubts and help you put together the best solution for your project.
Simulate your project now!