31 Tips on Outsourcing

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31 Tips on Outsourcing

  1. 1. 30 Tips for Successful Outsourcing
  2. 2. Use a contract
  3. 3. Make sure youagree on paymentterms up front
  4. 4. Don’t pay in fulluntil the job is complete
  5. 5. Be clear on howand when you planto pay the subcontractor in full
  6. 6. Agree on timelinefor the work
  7. 7. Include a non-disclosure/non-competition provisionin your contract
  8. 8. Determine how youwill receive project updates
  9. 9. Clarify confidentialityexpectations
  10. 10. Build in a “de-bugging” provisionthat identifies a specific period of timethe subcontractor will be on callto fix potential problems thatarise
  11. 11. Clarify the ownership ofthe project inwriting
  12. 12. Checkreferences
  13. 13. Reviewthe subcontractor’s portfolio
  14. 14. Verifyskills
  15. 15. Consider a smalltest project first
  16. 16. Be clearabout expectations
  17. 17. Don’t leave anydetails out when relaying the projectrequest to the subcontractor
  18. 18. Send all work requestsin writing
  19. 19. Schedule an initial calland regular check-ins,if necessary
  20. 20. Be availablethroughout the durationof the project
  21. 21. Track allpaymentsfor your books
  22. 22. Be the middleman
  23. 23. Tell your client you areusing a subcontractor,if appropriate
  24. 24. Pad the time estimateprovided by the subcontractor,in your estimate for the client
  25. 25. Be accountable for your workAND your subcontractor’s work
  26. 26. Don’t overlook the importanceof complementary personalities
  27. 27. Respect the subcontractor’stimetime
  28. 28. Make sure there is nocommunication gap
  29. 29. Give praise and appreciationfor a job well done
  30. 30. Ask the subcontractor how it wentat the end of the projectand provide feedback
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