5 main mistakes in finding an IT contractor

Do not commit them

5 main mistakes in finding an IT contractor Do not commit them

Which company to entrust the development of a mobile application? What to look for when choosing a contractor? Let’s talk about the five most common mistakes made when looking for a contractor to develop a mobile application.

Cheap, fast, high quality - select 2 points

1. Search for the lowest price Cheap, fast, high quality - select 2 points

When choosing a contractor, most customers consider the minimum development price a priority. At the same time, the team’s experience and the quality of finished projects are ignored. The main thing is the lowest cost. It is not surprising that this approach leads to an increase in terms and a decrease in the quality of the product.

The result is disappointment and, in fact, wasted money. The minimum cost of developing an application is an almost absolute guarantee that in the end the customer will receive a product that does not meet his expectations.

The first bad experience can lead to the fact that the company completely abandons the idea of having its own mobile application (“all the same, all developers are the same, and no one can do a normal product”).

Some customers, wanting to reduce the budget, erroneously refuse hourly pay for the work of specialists. This misconception does not allow attracting professionals to the project who mainly work on such conditions.

The rush in IT is bad

2. The requirement to complete the project in the shortest possible time. The rush in IT is bad

You need to make the application in a week (or month) – such customer requirements cannot be fulfilled, creating a high-quality and functional product. You can find a company that agrees to complete the project on time. But this will not be a high-quality solution (or in the end the deadlines will be seriously shifted).

Most often, the result will be a “craft” based on one of the designers of mobile applications.

There are objective reasons why a mobile application cannot be created faster than programmers, designers and other specialists will do.

Experience is very important

3. Selection of a contractor without a portfolio Experience is very important

A working studio with acceptable terms for terms and payment cannot but have a portfolio. This is only possible in two cases:

The studio has just appeared on the market, and has no experience in large-scale projects.
For various reasons, the studio’s previous work is undesirable to demonstrate to a potential customer.

Not always bad

4. To involve several contractors at the same time on the project Not always bad

I understand the desire to order a design, code, etc. with the best specialists in their field. But there may be a conflict between disparate performers. To make it clear what we are talking about, we give a simple example.

Carrying out an advertising campaign, you order a landing page in one place, and the contextual advertising setting itself – in another.

As a result, the campaign does not bring the expected result. At the same time, the contractor responsible for advertising will say that there is no conversion due to improper landing design, and the landing page developer will complain that the campaign was not carried out correctly. As a result, all contractors completed their work and received payment, but the result was not achieved.

Your participation is necessary

5. Self-removal from participation in the project Your participation is necessary

Some customers, for various reasons, do not take part in the work on the project. They do not discuss points, do not want to coordinate and, if necessary, make adjustments in the course of each stage. Your company definitely needs a responsible person who will work with the contractor. He should have enough free time, and also be empowered to make changes, have the right to manage financial resources.

Draw conclusions

Сonclusion Draw conclusions

When searching for a contractor, it is important to understand that the lowest price for developing an application will lead you to the need to sacrifice time or functionality of the application. And most importantly – entrust the entire scope of work of one company, with a single leader, who will be responsible for the result.

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