STARTUP OUTSOURCING 5050 THINGS THAT GUARANTEE THAT YOU GET WHAT YOU NEED OUT OF OUTSOURCING      www.contractiq.com      ...
ContractIQ curates a list of best mobile & webapp development firms, for startups!Are you a startup that needs help with o...
THE 50 BITESBITE SIZED ADVICE FOR YOU TO STICK TO YOUR CUBICLE WALLS
Do not outsource your thinking        process. Ever!
Google search for vendors is like walking into a club, hoping to walkout marrying someone! Do research,           not just...
See who did it for your competitor. By   now, they “get” your business.  Reduce “vendor education” cost!
When a sales guy says “Yes we can!”Don’t get carried away! Its his/her                job!
Awesome English does not guarantee awesome code. Corollary is true!
Good SEO’ed provider is not the same        as Good provider!
Don’t sign up because the guy who youspoke to was good. A facade doesn’t make            for an entire house!
If you don’t know where you aregoing, any outsourcer would do!
Ask for hiring lead-times. Delay-to-market is what you pay with, otherwise!
Every vendor has unhappycustomers. Make sure to find if they     are unreasonable, as well!
Evaluate tools used, as much as you          evaluate people!
Interview the team. Any excuse by  outsourcer to not do that is BS
Own design thinking & inspiration.     Rent design execution.
Everyone does it for money. Some do itfor curiosity. Nobody does it for charity!   You are not in it for the “best bean   ...
Equity for outsourced MVP is like sex for drugs. You are screwed anyway!
MVP is not what fits your outsourcing budget. MVP is what is minimum        viable for your users!
Good price per hour is not the same         as good total cost
Penalty clauses – Fun to write, Fun tonegotiate. No so much, to measure &              enforce!
Asian culture is used to frugality & value   extraction. Bargain. Its not wrong!
You never win, even if your vendorpays you back. Be picky while picking!
Never judge a book by its cover. Read    reviews. Ask for references.
Time estimate x 3, cost x 2 = Real deal,unless you pick the best – in whose case       cut the multipliers by half!
Your vendor has no passion for your       idea. And that’s okay!
Document your expectations. Toass.u.me that your vendor ought to  know, is laziness on your part!
Nothing is obvious. Telepathy does      not work. Be Explicit!
To confront is to disrespect, in Asianculture. Pick up subtle cues of objection.
Do a stand-up meeting, daily! Do a        review, bi-weekly!
Don’t judge everyday!
Have a hacker buddy. Your outsourcedproject continues only if his WTFs/LOC iswithin prescribed limited, in his/her first  ...
Someone from your team can alwayshave an ailing grandma. Don’t let her            fall sick often!
Be flexible, if the only thing thatsuffers by being so, is your ego!
Good Outsourcers say what it is now likeBad Outsourcers say what you like to hear
When in doubt, ask. Understand.Prepare. Contribute. Shouting comes       way down the order!
If there is a time zone element, be            sensitive to it!
Be friendly with developers. Surprise                them.
Encourage ideas
Reward the thinkers among your            doers!
Make an effort to know each one in your team. It gives you a context!
Don’t allow on the job experimental  learning at your project’s cost!
Be insanely responsive!
More you contribute, more you win!
Fly down once if you can!
If you have to fly often, hire someone                locally!
Pay only after you get what you are            paying for!
Pay on time, every time!
Like you can’t solve world’s poverty, you can’t fixall problems of your vendor. Know when to fight            and when to ...
Don’t fall in love. Your needs change!
Do them a favor or two. Offer to            Refer!
Keep in touch. You get to know better   when you are not a customer!
Startups! More power to you!50% discount on our servicesBy just posting this slideshare URL as statusupdates on LinkedIn, ...
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Startup Outsourcing - 50 Definitive ways to make it work!

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Are you a startup that is new to outsourcing? Are you a pro in outsourcing?

Either ways, it serves you well to go back to the basics of what makes it work. Here's your keepsake, for you to have a quick look before you outsource the next time!

Need more help? We are just an email away . Write to us : info@contractiq.com

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  1. 1. STARTUP OUTSOURCING 5050 THINGS THAT GUARANTEE THAT YOU GET WHAT YOU NEED OUT OF OUTSOURCING www.contractiq.com @ContractIQ @StartupFdbck
  2. 2. ContractIQ curates a list of best mobile & webapp development firms, for startups!Are you a startup that needs help with outsourcing? Email us: info@ contractiq.com(Discount code in the last slide!)
  3. 3. THE 50 BITESBITE SIZED ADVICE FOR YOU TO STICK TO YOUR CUBICLE WALLS
  4. 4. Do not outsource your thinking process. Ever!
  5. 5. Google search for vendors is like walking into a club, hoping to walkout marrying someone! Do research, not just search!
  6. 6. See who did it for your competitor. By now, they “get” your business. Reduce “vendor education” cost!
  7. 7. When a sales guy says “Yes we can!”Don’t get carried away! Its his/her job!
  8. 8. Awesome English does not guarantee awesome code. Corollary is true!
  9. 9. Good SEO’ed provider is not the same as Good provider!
  10. 10. Don’t sign up because the guy who youspoke to was good. A facade doesn’t make for an entire house!
  11. 11. If you don’t know where you aregoing, any outsourcer would do!
  12. 12. Ask for hiring lead-times. Delay-to-market is what you pay with, otherwise!
  13. 13. Every vendor has unhappycustomers. Make sure to find if they are unreasonable, as well!
  14. 14. Evaluate tools used, as much as you evaluate people!
  15. 15. Interview the team. Any excuse by outsourcer to not do that is BS
  16. 16. Own design thinking & inspiration. Rent design execution.
  17. 17. Everyone does it for money. Some do itfor curiosity. Nobody does it for charity! You are not in it for the “best bean counter” title!
  18. 18. Equity for outsourced MVP is like sex for drugs. You are screwed anyway!
  19. 19. MVP is not what fits your outsourcing budget. MVP is what is minimum viable for your users!
  20. 20. Good price per hour is not the same as good total cost
  21. 21. Penalty clauses – Fun to write, Fun tonegotiate. No so much, to measure & enforce!
  22. 22. Asian culture is used to frugality & value extraction. Bargain. Its not wrong!
  23. 23. You never win, even if your vendorpays you back. Be picky while picking!
  24. 24. Never judge a book by its cover. Read reviews. Ask for references.
  25. 25. Time estimate x 3, cost x 2 = Real deal,unless you pick the best – in whose case cut the multipliers by half!
  26. 26. Your vendor has no passion for your idea. And that’s okay!
  27. 27. Document your expectations. Toass.u.me that your vendor ought to know, is laziness on your part!
  28. 28. Nothing is obvious. Telepathy does not work. Be Explicit!
  29. 29. To confront is to disrespect, in Asianculture. Pick up subtle cues of objection.
  30. 30. Do a stand-up meeting, daily! Do a review, bi-weekly!
  31. 31. Don’t judge everyday!
  32. 32. Have a hacker buddy. Your outsourcedproject continues only if his WTFs/LOC iswithin prescribed limited, in his/her first review!
  33. 33. Someone from your team can alwayshave an ailing grandma. Don’t let her fall sick often!
  34. 34. Be flexible, if the only thing thatsuffers by being so, is your ego!
  35. 35. Good Outsourcers say what it is now likeBad Outsourcers say what you like to hear
  36. 36. When in doubt, ask. Understand.Prepare. Contribute. Shouting comes way down the order!
  37. 37. If there is a time zone element, be sensitive to it!
  38. 38. Be friendly with developers. Surprise them.
  39. 39. Encourage ideas
  40. 40. Reward the thinkers among your doers!
  41. 41. Make an effort to know each one in your team. It gives you a context!
  42. 42. Don’t allow on the job experimental learning at your project’s cost!
  43. 43. Be insanely responsive!
  44. 44. More you contribute, more you win!
  45. 45. Fly down once if you can!
  46. 46. If you have to fly often, hire someone locally!
  47. 47. Pay only after you get what you are paying for!
  48. 48. Pay on time, every time!
  49. 49. Like you can’t solve world’s poverty, you can’t fixall problems of your vendor. Know when to fight and when to walk away!
  50. 50. Don’t fall in love. Your needs change!
  51. 51. Do them a favor or two. Offer to Refer!
  52. 52. Keep in touch. You get to know better when you are not a customer!
  53. 53. Startups! More power to you!50% discount on our servicesBy just posting this slideshare URL as statusupdates on LinkedIn, FB and Twitter!Follow us: @ContractIQ @StartupfdbckVisit us: www.contractiq.com

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