If you’ve been doing outsourcing for awhile, this article may not be for you. But if you’re new to it or feel like you may be missing something, maybe there’s some useful ideas in here for you. When working with any contract service, whether it’s a physical re-model of your corporate lobby or a multi-million dollar system that will change the world, many of the same considerations apply.
In this first part of How to Work with Software Development Companies, we’ll look at the beginning of the engagement process though the proposal and negotiation phase. In Part 2, we’ll get more into estimates, SOWs and MSAs, and dealing with change orders followed by project delivery. [Read more…]