Know what to look for in outsourcing development companies
As long as the outsourcing development industry has been around, there has been agencies, or at least the teams within them, that take advantage of their clients. Accountability can be hard to come by when companies are only interested in increasing their revenue. With undefined scope and unrealistic project deadlines, agencies try to pad budgets. In today's era, despite the open access to information, it can be difficult to spot. In fact, it might even be happening to you right now. We have developed this list of potential areas of abuse based on our extensive experience. Don't allow yourself to get duped again.
A good agency will deliver a solid analytics strategy and follow it up with action. A bad agency will either not mention analytics at all or will compile the bare minimum amount of data, without acting upon what it says. Worse, some agencies provide recommendations that either go against the data or are built on unsound data.This means one of two things, either they analyzed the data and didn’t understand what it meant, or they purposely ignored it to pursue their own interests. In either case, this is a sure sign you need to avoid working with this agency.
The Recruitment Process when Outsourcing
Outsourcing is a not necessarily a bad thing, it depends on how you implement it. If an agency has a clear strategy where they outsource only specific tasks to professionals, that makes sense. What is wrong, however, is when agencies ship off all their work, add their markup and leave clients with the bill. Some agencies accomplish this by going through a ‘dog and pony show’, where they present their most renowned award-winning resources to get the business. Then, as soon as clients sign the SOW they transfer all the work off to outsourced, junior resources.
Initiating Constant Price Changes
Delivering the minimum
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