While lower prices and longer support hours may sound tempting you should consider all the pros and cons to outsourcing your software development. Before outsourcing, you should make several decisions based on your company’s organizational structure. Do you have the resources to do in-house software development? Can you afford to outsource this to another company and are you set up to bring an outsourced or contracted team to perform this in your building?
Depending on the way you do business you may have your software development and QA outsourced. So how do you get the two together? While this presents a challenge it is definitely doable to have your products quality checked by an outsourced QA team. The trick to doing this is to not allow anything to interfere with your scrum schedule.
Test and QA Testing is an essential piece to software development and doesn’t have to be done separately.
In part 1 I explored how selecting the right employees was one of the key factors in managing a geographically dispersed team. In this part I will dig a little further into what it takes to successfully manage teams that need to work together even though they may be across the country or across the globe through communications.
Establish Communications One of the most critical elements to team dynamics is communication.
Before the days of web conferencing, video chats, instant messages, and overall unified communications presence it was difficult to manage people who weren’t present in your location. Now, people can be present without really being present. Whether your employee teams are in the same building, city, or even country you can host video conferences where you can share your screen for all to see and even allow others to provide feedback with the click of a mouse.