Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere as long as the policy you've decided upon is being carried out.
While we keep discussing this topic, we want to focus on one more point. It’s not about kind of questions you should ask, but on the essence of communication between you and your possible partner. We came up with some more points that are worth paying attention to.
Keep an eye on:
- Speed of response- if the company responds promptly it means they tend to be more competitive and more qualified;
- Clarity of response;
- Correspondence of provided answer to your question
What you need is estimation of their willingness to communicate with you constantly, responsiveness to your feedback and timely announcements on the progress of your project. Good project management is based on appropriate communication.
Relationships work better than written contracts - try to establish and maintain goodwill of doing everything possible for your project from your team side.
Business communication is not about companies, it is about people. Establishing relationships is really important in negotiation. You should feel comfortable throughout the working process with the other company. Therefore, both sides of the deal are responsible for establishing such relationship. If you are not ready to prove your goodwill, you have no right to require it from your business partner.
Responsibility between the Client and the Development Company
For an outsourced software development company, communication and workflow organization are the keys to a successful and effective collaboration. In addition to communication and organization, there is also an issue of shared responsibility and trust.
The Always Important Human Factors in Development
The science of human factors makes a compelling case for becoming integral in the development of almost any product or service. It moves the conversation from what you envisage will happen in theory to what will actually happen in practice due to human traits, quirks, limitations and general characteristics.
Soft Skills for Developers: Why Do they Matter and Which Ones are the most Important?
Technical and soft skills for developers go together like peanut butter and jelly. Though the employer will first be looking at the tech background and the experience with specific tools, soft skills determine whether the person will stay in the team for a long time.
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