We often hear a recurring voice from software technology leaders we talk to on a daily basis. “We have tried using qualified software development external resources, multiple times, and we have always been disappointed.” I have to admit, earlier in my career, I also had those same experiences. I learned two valuable lessons that I want to share with you.
First, the skills of global technology resources vary greatly similar to those of a healthcare provider or tax consultant. People that find great healthcare providers swear by them, and trust them with the responsibility of providing safe, reliable advice for the whole family. The same applies to global software development process. The attributes associated with success are many notches above only listing a pedigree of software development skill sets and subject areas; this is to say it is not enough to have the world's best software developers or the world’s best QA automation program.
Terrific Software Development Partners are not just order takers. Sure they build, test and deploy technology; but the best partners offer much more to your business
In short, the Right Software Development Partner cares about your business as much as you do or perhaps, dare I say, even more than you do!
Second, approaching an external initiative with only a financial motive is the most common reason we hear the voice of disappointment. The right reasons for turning to a partner are much more encompassing. Here are just a few.
Approaching an external initiative with only a financial motive is the most common reason we hear the voice of disappointment.