How to select a software engineering vendor
Lessons from industry insiders
We interviewed Heads of Software Engineering and Product Development to uncover how they sift through emails from companies offering a variety of software engineering services. Trust is the #1 concern when it comes to off-site product development. With the help of our existing clients and interviewees, we identified three factors that can minimize risk and build trust:
- In-person Referrals – Don’t just rely on testimonials on websites; ask for an introduction to existing clients.
- Micro Engagement – Select a low-risk project involving multiple skillsets to evaluate the vendor’s capabilities.
- Relevant Previous Projects – Examples of successful projects in a similar field are a great sign of reliability.
If you are looking for a long-term tech partner, sustainability and processes are also key. So in addition to the above factors, we identified questions that can help you assess vendors for a long-term partnership:
- How does the vendor find and retain talent?
- What tools (software) and techniques does the vendor use to ensure effective remote collaboration?
- What are the vendor’s best practices to reduce the effect of different time zones?
- What are the vendor’s code quality control processes?
- How does the vendor receive and handle engineer performance feedback?
At Galliot, we operate on the basis of trust and quality to become a long-term tech partner. Contact us to learn more about our portfolio of services.
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