Development Outsourcing Best Practices: Three Ways to Outsource Smarter with an Agile Development Partner

 

Making the decision to outsource your software development makes good business sense. Yet turning one of your most important business assets over to an offshore business partner can be a daunting task—and choosing the right overseas developer can make the difference between business success and financial catastrophe. The challenges are clear; cultural differences, geography, language barriers and varying time zones. So how do you ensure software development outsourcing success with so many hurdles to overcome?

A Better Delivery Process for More Reliable Software: How to Speed Development with Continuous Integration

At Shinetech, we’re always on the lookout for better software delivery processes to ensure our clients’ success. At the top of our list, is continuous integration (CI) that has become an essential process in our software development toolkit.

CI makes it easy to ensure software quality, because CI controls the revision process and applies quality checks throughout the development lifecycle—preventing costly reworks and delivery delays.

The principles of CI are simple; find code defects early in the process when they are smaller, easier and faster to resolve.

IT Outsourcing Benefits

As outsourcing service models mature, vendors are striving to provide a partnership style of collaboration. This is based on the outsourcing teams being able to understand and value more fully the customer business overall aim and vision. The emerging partnership relationship strengthens and highlights the pre-existing benefits of IT outsourcing and the effective steps that have been taken to turn IT outsourcing into not only a cost effective move, but a beneficial partnership between client and company.

Current Trends in IT Outsourcing

 

Current trends for IT outsourcing are based, in part, on an increased growth of Cloud-based developments, along with the need to handle very large and unstructured data sets, known as Big Data Analytics. We explore these trends thoroughly through our work with clients at Shinetech and unpack their meaning below.

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The Mobile Marketplace: Gaining popularity in IT outsourcing

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The ever increasing trend towards business applications for mobile devices has created more demand for mobile application development. This is a trend embraced by Shinetech. Jerry Zhang, Shinetech founder and CEO has stated: “Shinetech over the last year or more has built substantial teams in iOS, Android and Windows. A substantial part of Shinetech’s sales drive involves this developing and continually changing market, particularly in the UK and Europe.”

Innovation in IT Outsourcing

One could argue that innovation is derived from an accumulation of experiences.  Software in and of itself is an innovation, and so is the practice of IT outsourcing. At Shinetech, our software engineers harness their capabilities and experience to innovate IT outsourcing.

At Shinetech, we have accumulated years of experience in the software outsourcing industry, and clients expect us to know their business well enough to fundamentally help resolve their business problems.

Establishing a Collaborative Relationship for Offshore Agile Software Development

An emphasis on partnership is important for undertaking agile projects. Because agile principles often revolve around teamwork, employees each need to demonstrate the appropriate skill set and expertise required to build a team.  This helps to assure our offshore clients that they are working with a sustainable and stable team that can implement agile principles in project work.

Earning a Client’s Trust: Overcoming the Challenge of Outsourcing

In the course of project development, you may encounter various problems and make various mistakes. In some situations, these problems and mistakes are easy to solve and correct, while in other situations, a mistake or problem could lead to the termination of a client’s contract.

How could the same problem deliver different results?

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