How do you best evaluate the skills of offshore developers?
In the process of finding offshore developers it often becomes hard to do a practical evaluation of the actual skills strong and weak points of an individual, Do you have any good experience in how to find resources that fits your requirements well?
I would assess the providers on at least the following:
- Technical Skills
- Quality assurance
- Availability of key resources
- Communications skills
- Cultural fit
- Transparency and Flexibility
- Track record
- Industry and domain experience
- Value for money
I would weight these assessment criteria based on your priority as they may vary by the nature of the work and type of project. You can then score the candidates and make an objective assessment. Hope that helps.
Having just appointed an OS development company to build a new Software application, here's my learnings:
That's hopefully given you some direction, my advice would be stick with it as you are likely to generate significant savings. On the project I"m currently outsourcing the cost will be circa 30% of what Australian development teams where quoting on alike for like basis.