How to Select a Software Engineering Vendor
Selecting a Software Engineering vendor to outsource your IT projects among numerous companies’ offers can be a critical choice for the future of your business.
1. 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:
1- In-person Referrals – Don’t just rely on testimonials on websites; ask for an introduction to existing clients.
2- Micro Engagement – Select a low-risk project involving multiple skill sets to evaluate the vendor’s capabilities.
3- Relevant Previous Projects – Examples of successful projects in a similar field are a great sign of reliability.
2. Assessing Vendors for Partnership
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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