Outsourcing Project Management: False concerns
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Software development is a complex process that requires not only highly skilled developers but someone who can manage the whole process – Project Manager.
Outsourcing is becoming more and more widespread and popular. It is the reason companies started to consider outsourcing project management as well. Outsourcing and project management together bring doubts to people. Many wonders if it is possible to properly manage a team remotely. Except for remote project management, there are many other concerns.
All of those concerns are just myths, and there are solutions for each of these concerns. In this article, we will consider outsourcing project management’s concerns and how to cope with them. Moreover, we will define what advantages outsourced project management has.
A few words about outsourcing, what it is, and what types of outsourcing exist.
First of all, outsourcing is a beneficial type of cooperation that opens for companies almost endless opportunities. You can find specialists with the exact skills you need around the world or in nearby countries.
There are three types of outsourcing:
After confirming the type of outsourcing, you should choose a pricing model that fits you. There are many of them, and we have chosen the main pricing models you can choose:
Now it is time to consider concerns and how to cope with them.
The solution: outsourcing project managers can control the development process with special tools. Moreover, project managers always confirm with clients all the important decisions, so the client is aware of all the changes and implementations. In terms of working with the development team, the project manager conducts regular meetings with the team and writes reports that state development progress.
The solution: project manager can discuss with the client’s team and choose the fittest tools for communication. Often the team and project manager are from different time zones. For comfortable communication, both sides can discuss and choose the best time for both to be in touch.
The solution: during the discovery phase, PM and BA define all the goals and functionality of the project. Therefore, the project manager knows what the product must be.
The solution: the best and most time-proven way to make your cooperation safe is signing an NDA (non-disclosure agreement). In addition, you can use secure access to the client’s resources.
Except for the solution for the most spread concerns, outsourced project management also has a lot of benefits.
Outsourcing is a worldwide pool of specialists you can hire. It is common when projects require a unique set of skills that you may not find easily in your area. Using the most comfortable outsourcing type and pricing models, you can hire the fittest project manager for your project. It drastically increases the success of your project.
The cost-effectiveness of outsourcing approaches is well-known, and it is one of the reasons why companies choose outsourcing. Hiring specialists from eastern Europe is more profitable than hiring specialists from the USA or western Europe. More important here is that the quality of work stays the same. For a lower price, you get the same high-quality work.
Outsourced project managers work with different companies around the world. It allows them to gain experience working on various projects and solving numerous issues. Thanks to that, outsourced project managers have a new view of the working process, problems that can emerge, and approaches to solutions.
Outsourcing project management is the best way for companies to increase the productivity of the software development process, get well-experienced specialists and save budget. All the widespread concerns about outsourcing project management are not a barrier and have simple solutions.
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