How can CTOs take advantage of IT Sourcing Partners to deliver new technology projects?
The ever-changing technology presents a multitude of challenges for tech executives and product managers who need to stay ahead of their competitors. These challenges include training internal team members, allocating resources for innovations and finding alternative solutions.
Today, companies are rapidly adapting to the evolving IT environment - finding alternate strategies, managing current resources while adding staff with new technology experience. Training current team takes time, and hiring new resources for short term needs adds overhead cost and commitment. Every approach has its own risks and challenges that includes cost, experience, finding talented resources, or finding right IT sourcing vendors. Adding a qualified IT software vendor for the short term is one of the most popular, and viable strategy for CTOs to augment their current IT team. It empowers them to stay ahead of competitors and focus on business development despite having limited resources.
A positive outcome of the current remote work environment is that it’s easier to assemble a highly qualified remote team – a tremendous help to CTOs, project managers, and product managers.
Productivity is vastly improved for IT companies with remote working models, providing executives with ample resources to utilize. CTOs can select from a pool of skilled resources from different regions and expand their current team with added resources. The challenge is finding the right software development company that not only works well with the current team but is also flexible enough to work with different time zones, and is great at communicating.
What are the key factors to consider when choosing the right team to execute a project successfully?
Here are the main reasons why our clients chose us over others:
As a CTO, it is important to select the vendor that understands the requirements thoroughly, proposes a comprehensive solution, and never hesitates to give recommendations. High level planning with wireframes, sample designs, layouts, and architecture will help reveal whether the vendor has a full understanding of the requirements before actual coding starts. Ask the vendor about their process of managing requirements, tools used, and checkpoints.
CTOs are not willing to compromise on time and money – they expect vendors to deliver what they promise. Also, they are not interested in micromanaging projects as it takes up time from their actual work. We recommend investing time in talking to the vendor team and their client references about their ability to meet deadlines.
Experience and Skills
CTOs are responsible for maintaining a balance between current industry trends and existing systems. When expanding a team, additions should complement the skills and experience that the current team has. Check for required skills and the industry experience of the IT vendors. With evolving technology trends, previous ability to adapt to new technology should be considered as much as just working experience. Also, the right vendor should be responsible for finding the best talent to fulfill the project requirements.
Keeping up with technology
Any new project needs the latest technical expertise. It is beneficial to spend time with vendors to inquire about their technical skills, and learn how they previously handled changes in technology, how code is managed, how teamwork is being handled, and their coding standards and process. In addition, ask how they keep up with new technologies. If the vendor has the proper process, standards, deployments and training, then the team is capable of handling your project.
An effective team is a team that is fully involved in your project. This is very important if you want to deliver software projects successfully. CTOs can spend time understanding the team’s culture, working style, and participation level to make a decision on how they will fit with the current IT team.
As a CTO, it is important to choose a team with a fixed cost or hourly rate. Depending on requirements, choose the team that works within your budget requirements. It is essential to make sure the vendor takes responsibility for addressing new technology challenges or finding the right skilled resources when something is not working as proposed.
CTOs should find out about the vendor’s team collaboration process and procedures. Nowadays, there are many collaboration tools available due to the global remote working environment. Whether you choose a team in the same region or a different time zone, it is important to choose the company that can update their work status properly, and in a timely manner. This will empower the CTO to update their management with project status at any time.
Vconnex Services is a leading software development company and vendor that works with companies including government agencies as an extended IT team. We provide new technology solutions, automated scripting solutions, legacy application migration to a new technology, mobile app development and more.
We share the risks associated with your project and product development including new technology challenges. We undertake the burden of finding there sources with the right skills and experience that can deliver your projects on time with high quality.
We help execute your ideas within your budget and schedule – Contact us to have a quick call.