Different companies come to the decision to outsource product development in different ways, but all these companies have a common goal: they want to develop their product as quickly and cheaply as possible. There are several key reasons why outsourced product development is the right solution:
Today we want to share some tips on what to expect when you start outsourcing product development and how to make the interaction process as efficient as possible.
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You have to:
You do not have to:
Congrats! You have chosen the team (of course we hope it is Gearheart) and are ready to start.
Kick-off phase with project and sales manager, technical expert.
As a result of project initiation phase, you must have a Project Road map.
Plan that in the beginning you need to be involved into the project as much as possible. All other business processes associated with the successful product launch can be postponed. But design and planning is something that is important to do well and on the first try. At this stage changes are the cheapest. Everything that will not be taken into account now, will be developed, then tested, then deployed, and then go to users. And the price of correcting the error will increase at each stage.
We are maximally involved into the process and try to minimize such situations, but without your expert knowledge, we are unlikely to build an innovative product. We would like to end the article with the words of Peter Thiel:
Tolstoy opens Anna Karenina by observing: “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Business is the opposite. All happy companies are different: each one earns a monopoly by solving a unique problem. All failed companies are the same: they failed to escape competition.”
We believe that we will help your company become a monopoly by Thiel!
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