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Date: December 4, 2018

Outsourcing is a fantastic way to create high-quality software while saving money. However, it comes with risks, including important confidentiality issues that you need to be aware of. It's increasingly popular to outsource to countries where costs are cheaper, such as China and India - but intellectual property theft in these areas is not uncommon. Outsourcing to them is risky and could jeopardize your business. The thought of saving some money might be tempting, but is it worth risking your entire project?

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Date: November 12, 2018

Outsourcing comes with advantages, but it can also create language barriers.  Consider the following when looking to outsource so you don't fall prey to the wrong partner company.

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Date: October 18, 2018

A detailed project scope can be the difference between a successful software development project and a disaster. Let us explain what a project scope should look like. It should be detailed and cover as many aspects of the project as possible so that all parties involved are clear about the work being undertaken. It should document previous discussions, and explain what work is being done that is included in the scope as well as what future work may be needed that would fall outside the scope. If a project scope comes back to you for a complex task that is only a couple of pages long, alarm bells should ring. Aspects of your project won't have been covered and it could spiral out of control, leaving you over-budget with an end-product different to what you expected.

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Date: October 4, 2018

When outsourcing to offshore companies, timezones are one of the most understated complications. Knowing what the timezone difference is and understanding the impacts it can have on your project are two separate issues. Here at Venuiti, we enlist a global team to ensure the best work possible for our clients. We know first-hand how timezones can affect a project. The most conflicting issue is that different time zones can cause delays - a message you send Monday afternoon might not be opened until Tuesday morning. Not only that, but you may be starting your working day as the outsourcing company is finishing theirs. India, for example, has a 9.5 hour time difference to New York, which means if you have an urgent query that needs to be answered, you could be waiting a full working day to get a response. The answer? Nearshore outsourcing.

 

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Date: September 12, 2018

Outsourcing your software project can be tricky. Here are five solutions to ensure your success.

You've researched and considered the benefits of outsourcing such as saving your internal team time, cutting costs and working with specialists. But there's more to it than figuring out the benefits of software outsourcing. You still have to make sure the outsourcing partner has the right developers for the project, stays within budget, and makes sure your company values are upheld. Easier said than done.

In fact, almost half of all outsourced projects don't meet expectations or fail outright. The most common reasons for unsuccessful outsourced projectsare "failing to properly communicate expectations" and "not meeting deadlines."

As a leading software development company, we've seen all sorts of situations arise. Here are five problems we often see, and the solutions to prevent them from happening.

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