What Questions Should You Ask Before Hiring an Expert Team? (part 1)

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Jan 15 2017 | byNatalia Kukushkina

When we talk about buying professional service, we mean buying this service from service provider company. In other words, it assumes buying or hiring a team of experts that will develop and manage your project. Making the right choice is a really important thing that directly impacts your business. DashBouquet team decided to develop a few recommendations on how to hire a team of professionals and what things should be paid attention to.

The basic principle is: “demonstrate instead of telling a story”.

In modern business world actions have more power than words. Customers want to see real cases as examples of professional competence. So ideally a company should provide you with portfolio illustrating their experience in the required field. You have to be sure they have appropriate skills, experience and vision.

We want to provide you with a small list of questions that are good to ask. Ask them if you can talk to an engineer who will be responsible for the project. It is your essential right to get to know the team and learn about responsibilities of each team member. It is always better to contact people face to face, in our case you will need to contact the developer who will be responsible for your task. Modern technologies made this process very simple - you can use Skype and other messengers.

Ask them to describe in details all steps that would allow you to reach your target They should develop a strategy that would define each step of work process with checkpoints. This is done in order to monitor results and control the process. It is good to know where exactly you are right now. Strategy development is also essential for determining time and budget constraints, including a number of hours they will spend in certain period. Ask if have they done similar things before (or with focus on this particular thing) You should be confident they are able to deliver you the best result.Ask to see examples of work they already did and, If possible, work examples for similar clients or similar kind of job. As well do some background research, like getting feedback from their clients. Ask if they can assign the best person they have to this project. Of course, you want the best professional from the team to work on your project and any company will tell you he or she is the best. How you can check it? You can ask for their CV with all professional competence and the scope of work done by them. Moreover, as we mentioned earlier, you can talk to him/her personally and check everything you want to. Ask them how the price is calculated When you start to think about a new project, you obviously will consider your budget. The essential part of negotiation is estimating the development costs. They should include the price of each required action based on previously defined strategy. You should understand what you are paying for and compare it to the value that you will get.

Actually, you can ask these questions when buying any kind of service. In our next blogpost we will proceed with this topic. Leave your email to receive our articles and be updated with DashBouquet Development news!