Eliminating IT outsourcing risks
Willing to reduce development costs and to get a high-quality program product at the same time, many companies currently come to the popular alternative of using IT outsourcing companies which Millennium Rise also belongs to. However, customers should remember about IT outsourcing risks which await them on the way to the realization of their expectations. There is a whole list of potential problems which you may face dealing with offshore outsourcing software development, and in order to avoid eventual disappointment professionals recommend to thoroughly consider the IT outsourcing risks before offering your project to any IT outsourcing companies.
Let us address a couple of the most common mistakes a client may commit working with offshore IT outsourcing and see how Millennium Rise will help you elimitate such mistakes in your potential collaboration.
One of the most commonplace IT outsourcing risks consits in the unreasonable expectations of the client towards the costs of project development. Tempted by the possibility to diminish the expenses on software development, some unreasonable clients seek and work with those IT outsourcing companies which offer the lowest cost on the market, completely disregarding the expertise, competence and reputation of those companies. Preferring economy to quality has never been a good idea, and prospective customers should realize that a quality product would cost a relevant sum of money. Being offered a seemingly high-quality product for a laughable price you normally get suspicious suggesting it might be a fake or a trick, don’t you? The same principle works here, you should expect considerable, however not overwhelming economy, estimated by experts to be around 20% during the first couple of years of collaboration with the chance to grow bigger if you choose to continue working together. Such figures might not look extraordinarily alluring, nevertheless they are real, and it would still be much better to pay a normal price and to get a working product than to get a terrible, inextricable, unworking code which would be more expensive (if at all possible) to fix than to order a development of a new one. Millennium Rise will not let you get tricked in such a way, the described IT outsourcing risk is easily overcome by stating reasonable rates from the very beginning and evaluating the amount of work needed to realize your particular project with scrupules and proper attention, as well as keeping you informed about all possible changes, since the final cost of the project may vary from the initial estimation depending on different amendments made to it.
Another example of widespread IT outsourcing risks lies in the eventuality to get a product which will differ considerably from what you ordered – or rather from what you orignally envisioned – by forgetting about the project once it’s given to the developers. It often happens that cuctomers describe the project in general terms and leave the rest for the programmers to imagine, which is completely wrong as a tactics. Millennium Rise project managers will constantly enquire you about the details of your project and account on the work done and left in order to get the best idea of what the final result should look like and to keep you informed about the process of the realization of your project. Continuous monitoring, management and testing of your project as well as reasonable expectations of both time and cost are the keys to avoid a number of IT outsourcing risks and to enjoy outsource benefits to the fullest.