When doing software development, maintaining the workflow is very important. At Noetic, we believe in following the proper methodology so as to minimize errors.
One of the most effective ways to minimize risk is to reduce the amount of time and money spent on research. So, we needed an extensive amount of research and in the industry. After the research is complete, the product will be integrated with AI technology. The platform will be an intelligent aggregator, a startup, and explained to the founder. We take pride in our approach, are passionate about the result, and desire to ensure you are satisfied with it.
By following the process (discussed below), we were able to create;
- An Integration widget that can be added as an extension to the website,
- A platform to help investors check the project viability before they can put in their money.
Here's what we do and what every development team should do
Before outsourcing SaaS development, take a thorough interview
1. In the interview
- Ask them about their previous experience.
- Understand their work process.
- Ask them about the hurdles they face while developing.
Research has shown that communication is the most crucial aspect of hiring a remote developer team. We always begin with questions about the remote industry; what areas do you specialize in? Are you familiar with mobile development or e-business?
When interviewing candidates for a remote developer position, communication is the most crucial aspect to consider. It's important to start with questions about the remote industry that they specialize in, what programming languages they know, and what projects they've worked on. They should also be able to answer if their computer can support programs like Skype and Slack. This helps the team clarify what the candidate is looking for in terms of hours
2. Rough Estimate
Since you are in the business of outsourcing SaaS/Web development, we need to have a chat. We want to make sure that you're as informed as possible. The objective is to give you a rough estimate before moving on to the next round. It would be best if you shortlisted the teams to help you at each stage of development before releasing your product. It would help if you eliminated the cheapest teams right away because they can't produce your product's desired outcome.
Ask for documentation that includes basic wireframes, user flows, and acceptance criteria. When you have many agencies to choose from, the ones that supply detailed documentation and UX drafts—even if they are simple wireframes and mockups—are more likely to complete the project successfully.
3. Sign an NDA
The last step is to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement or NDA. This protects your interests and restricts the development team from sharing confidential information with any outside party. It's yet another step to ensure that you find a suitable partner. The team that refuses to sign an NDA is not interested in delivering quality software and may be intending to steal your idea. The companies which pass to the next stage shall go under a more rigorous process.
Processing and Development
Outsourcing software development is an integral part of the software creation cycle. The early processes include IT staff screening and interviews with potential partners. They will assess potential partners according to their technical skills, quality assurance, and customer service track record. Once they find a candidate who meets their needs, they can proceed to contract negotiation and finally implementation.
There are three parts to the main vetting section;
- Discovery: A detailed analysis of the product
- Development: The development process followed by the team
- Marketing: Takes into account the need for product promotion and sales.
In this part, the development team shall go through five steps;
- UX Design
- Tech Solutions
- Detailed Estimate
1. Detailed Interview
It all starts with a detailed interview of the development team. We ask each team member to share what their role is in the SaaS development process and how they plan to tackle the problems they encounter.
A lot of companies will develop a product and then figure out the details of how it works after they release it to the user. This can lead to a lot of issues for the company, from lost customers to legal battles.
Our evaluations allow us to measure your project's needs and then assign it to a professional team.
2. Detailed Documentation
To create a reliable product, you will need to work with the developers. A document protects the understanding of every element and piece that will go into the final product. After every step that you take toward outsourcing, make sure to check the reliability of a team before making any payments.
A document is a key part of the development process. It protects understanding of every element and piece that will go into the final product. A document should be created after every step of the development process. This way, you can easily track each step and make sure it is completed properly for your desired result.
The same goes for the documentation part.
It is a draft that includes;
- Server environments
- Rules of business
- Databases and files required.
- Troubleshooting process
- Info on application installation
- Deployment of the code
- Launch process
All these aspects are noted and explained in the documentation part.
3. UI/UX Design
An effective User Experience design is focused on improving customer satisfaction. The goal of UX design is to create a smooth and intuitive product. We develop products that reflect the customers' needs and wants. We do this by involving users in all the phases of design.
It is important for businesses to invest in UX design because it provides businesses with the opportunity to create products that are consistent with customer needs. The goal of UX design is to create a product that caters to the user's needs and wants while also being easy for them to use.
Nowadays, there is an excellent buzz about outsourcing. So if you want to succeed in the modern world of work and business, you don't have any option but to outsource your tasks to the experts.
4. Tech Stack
This is a crucial part as it helps our clients clearly understand the different development stages required for their SaaS product.
In the past, software development typically followed a waterfall methodology. In this approach, a project starts with an idea, moves through a series of phases to complete the task, and ends with the delivery of a product. However, agile methodologies have emerged as an alternative to waterfall methodologies that involve frequent feedback loops to manage evolving priorities and requirements throughout the process.
At this point, we make sure our clients are knowledgeable about the technology that goes into developing their product so that they have a clear vision of the entire timeline of the project.
5. Detailed Estimate
Until this point;
- You will have the documentation.
- Features list UX designs.
- Tech stack.
Now you can ask for an estimate from the team of SaaS developers. Hiring a virtual team to develop your idea is a rational decision. It means that you don't have to worry about issues with non-compliance with deadlines and costs overruns.
When outsourcing software development, you must know what it takes to develop your product. For success, it is crucial to know the time and effort required to create the project timeline. It would be best if you planned on many things--for example, frontend and backend technologies, for which it's essential to have a complete list of all tasks. This way, you will have a better idea of what the SaaS development team must do to create your product successfully. The last essential aspect of this exercise is development.
When you're at the early stages of creating a new piece of software, it's easy to feel like there are countless paths laid out in front of you and that this is too much work. Instead, take a second and remember that every software development process has its own methodology.
Remember to follow these steps
1st, What do you want to build and why?
2nd, Design and develop your product
3rd, Test your product and gather feedback
4th, Use feedback to improve your finished product
Organizing the process of developing software is just as crucial. You might start by understanding what processes are out there and then you can pick one that suits you and your team. Once you do that, you're going to want to find a way to integrate it into your existing setup, which may involve a few changes, but the payoff will be worth it!
There is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to software development, so make sure to evaluate your strategy and see what works (and doesn't) for you. If the first try didn't work out, analyze why to learn from it and start fresh.