4 mistakes you can avoid while software development outsourcingby Neha Sharma Digital marketing head
Most companies plan to outsource their software projects, more so when they need to make one for themselves. The benefits are amazing - quick and effective delivery, lesser expense, no new hiring onboard. But how many of such companies have any idea of risk management if the said outsourced company would fail?
Dwelling on the following four acute custom software development outsourcing risks can help you being careful next time! Have a look:
1. Not so good vendor choice
A poorly chosen vendor can cause any or all of the following -missed deadlines, fatal security breaches, dissatisfied users, and many other issues. It is not that all the companies who claim to be top rated are actually with amazing experience. Get a full picture of the software company’s expertise and performance and check references of their past and present clients.
There are way too many instances that proves how outsourcing partners were victims of underestimated communication. Where the project requirements are not visibly discussed, or when the outsourced companies do not recognise the project progress, the unstructured approach makes the entire process inefficient. KPI targets, reporting per email, reviewing –communicate before hand to build mutual trust between the outsourcing company and the business holder, which is the key for long-term partnerships.
3. Insufficient knowledge transfer
With poor knowledge transfer, no one can understand what your business needs and eventually fails to deliver them. Lack of a defined knowledge transfer procedure (which can be for a number of reasons such as language barriers or extremely challenging software development project timeframes) is often overlooked as a hurdle. Proper documentation that includes the support knowledge bases, IT strategies, user guides and more can be one solution to share. For custom software development, many prefer workshops, functionality demonstrations, and interviews.
4. Insufficient cybersecurity measures
When letting a third-party vendor get access to the sensitive data, it can be a big issue. Mindmill is one of the most trusted partners who know how to take care of the classified information. The industry specific data such as financial information in banking software, healthcare solutions, customer demographics in ecommerce solutions, should be handled with extreme caution to unfavourable consequences. This is when top-notch cybersecurity becomes imperative to avoid any cyberattacks.
The choice of suitable companies for software development is crucial and establishing and conducting effective communication is also a pillar part while taking care of cybersecurity. Mindmill is reputed as a top software development company with experts who knows how to deal with all these factors.
Created on Oct 31st 2019 12:46. Viewed 148 times.