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As per Morgan Stanley, software development outsourcing budget is estimated to grow by more than 4.2% in 2017. Small, medium and large level organizations perform software development outsourcing to achieve time efficient project accomplishment along with less production downtime. Software development outsourcing includes identification of need, create a plan accordingly, design the software protocol. If the protocol is approved then move towards next step of actually developing the software application or web application. The software is tested before delivering it to the client to check it is error-free and bug free. The software maintenance if offered to the client after delivery in case of any problem or issue or any update in the software.
While considering the benefits offered by software development outsourcing, it is also important to consider different aspects to avoid poor software development. Many organizations fail to avoid certain mistakes while outsourcing software development.
According to State of Software Development Report, 69% of organizations consider work experience as one of the most essential outsourcing criteria. Shockingly 27% of startups do not use any criteria to measure performance of software development services.
Following are the 4 common mistakes that can be avoided during software development outsourcing:
Insufficient analysis of Operating Model- It is important for organizations to do proper research of service provider’s operating model and innovative strength for achieving real added value to their software development projects.
Poor communication- Many organizations do not consider proper communication between themselves and outsourcing company. Organizations should consider using communication tools like basecamp, jira etc.
Contract Management- It is important for all CTOs to pay attention while drafting a contract. A loosely drafted contract can add changes in development process resulting additional costs. Contract should reflect each and every specific information to avoid any technological issues.
Strategic planning- Organizations need to understand and analyse what exactly they want to outsource. Thorough analysis while determining the objectives will help organizations achieve flexible and controlled software development outsourcing.
Organizations avoiding these common mistakes will achieve higher ROI and adequately software development process. Along with key considerations before selecting the software development services, it is important to consider above mentioned 4 points to avoid mistakes.
Suma Soft is a software development outsourcing company that provides a wide range of software development services that are customized to address the specific business needs of our clients.