A Toolkit for Your Offshore IT project  

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What are the essential steps to take before embarking on an offshore IT project? What do you need to organize? How can you find the best provider for your needs? And what type of contract should form the basis of your journey? A governing contract or a fixed price contract?

This article is designed to summarize and centralize all the knowledge you need to have a smooth start to your offshore adventure.

“With the right approach and the right knowledge, IT projects developed offshore will be a great success”

Cathy Benetas, Marketing Manager B2B

What’s in this kit?

  • TOOL 1: Good reasons for using offshore IT
  • TOOL 2: Finding the right offshore partner
  • TOOL 3: Evaluate and calculate the economic gains for your business
  • TOOL 4: The keys to successfully optimizing your offshore IT experience

TOOL N° 1: Good Reasons for Using Offshore IT

If you want to address at least one of the issues listed below, then IT outsourcing is for you:

  • You need quick access to IT profiles (developers, lead developers, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Architects, etc.),
  • You are looking for tools, methods and above all support to structure your production process (agile methods: Scrum, Kanban, Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, etc.),
  • You want to expedite the launch of your product and your feature releases,
  • You are open to more structuring and want to boost your versatility,
  • You want to be able to test new technologies, such as Flutter, PHP, .Net, Python, Ruby, Angular, JavaScript, React.js, Java, Symfony, Magento, and Swift,
  • You want to reduce your IT costs.

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TOOL N° 2: Finding the right offshore partner  

Having an idea for an IT project is good, but having a clear understanding of which company to turn to for the task is even better.

Ask yourself the right questions before you start – the choice of provider is a decisive and delicate undertaking.

Don’t lose sight of your goal: a well-matched partner will set the basis for a relationship built on solid foundations, with trust and transparency. There are many companies offering offshore services, and the sector grows each year.

These are the questions you should be asking when considering the best IT company for your needs:

  • What kind of project do you want to develop?
  • Which mode of operation will work best for your business?
  • What outsourcing model do you want to have (its level of engagement)?
  • What is the provider’s ability to build a team right now and what is the potential for changing the size and skills of this team in the future?
  • What languages ​​do its employees speak?
  • How will the outsourced company address your questions and problems?
  • How will they approach simple projects and, conversely, complex projects?
  • What is the company’s experience (with references) related to your project type? 

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TOOL N° 3: Evaluate and calculate the economic gains for your business

Whether it’s for yourself, your management, or your boss, it’s important that you know the benefits of offshore IT outsourcing.

“By having a clear view on the financial benefits for your company, you can solidly build and calmly implement the process of entrusting your digital projects to an offshore partner.”

Some benefits of offshore IT outsourcing to integrate in your roadmap:

  • Gain on costs related to staff and infrastructure costs,
  • Improved profitability and increased margins,
  • Reduced risk associated with structuring an IT project, making technical decisions and structuring your production as flexible as required.

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TOOL N° 4: The keys to successfully optimizing your offshore IT experience

Forewarned is forearmed. This final component will help you reach ideal cruising speed when working with your offshore teams.

The foundation of a successful collaboration with an international team is the diversity of the means and methods of communication put in place, at all levels of your organization and your project.

Multicultural collaboration is a real opportunity for the development of your project, for your employees and consequently for your company itself. The process of working with a foreign team can be rewarding for economic, practical and self-developmental reasons.

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