THE COMPLETE
IT OUTSOURCING PLAYBOOK

How to launch & scale successful software products with an outsourced tech team within a week.

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WHAT YOU WILL ACHIEVE WITH THIS PLAYBOOK

Define if outsourcing is a good solution for your startup

Learn how to vet highly-skilled tech talent abroad when experiencing a talent shortage in your country

Mitigate the risk of failure when working with remote tech teams – vetting, communication, project management

Discover the most optimal cooperation form with an outsourced team

Find out how to negotiate terms and cover legal aspects of work with a remote tech team

TAKE A LOOK INSIDE

VICTOR
PUROLNIK

Victor is an outsourcing expert with over 7 years of experience within the tech and outsourcing industry.

He started as a developer in a German software house to later found a Ukrainian development shop that is currently managed by his co-founder.

Getting the grasp of managing remote teams of developers and understanding the specifics of cooperating with remote talent from Eastern Europe, Victor has helped over 120 startups and agencies move faster, spend less and make an impact by outsourcing their tech team.

At Trustshoring, he matches companies experiencing a shortage of local talent and operating under rigorous deadlines to vetted tech teams from Eastern Europe.

TESTIMONIALS

OVER 70 PAGES OF PRACTICAL
KNOWLEDGE, STRATEGIES AND TACTICS

Choose a reliable tech vendor in under 1 week.


A FULL BREAKDOWN OF CHAPTERS AND DISCUSSED TOPICS

Chapter 1

Who is this playbook for?

  • ShapeCreated with Sketch. Who is this playbook for?
  • ShapeCreated with Sketch. Benefits and disadvantages of outsourcing
  • ShapeCreated with Sketch. What is the difference between outsourcing, offshoring, nearshoring and outstaffing?
  • ShapeCreated with Sketch. When outsourcing is better than hiring in-house?
  • ShapeCreated with Sketch. When outsourcing is a bad idea?
  • ShapeCreated with Sketch. Main objections about IT outsourcing – should you really paint it black?

Chapter 2

Finding the perfect team

  • ShapeCreated with Sketch. How to properly describe your project to get the interest of the most talented devs?
  • ShapeCreated with Sketch. Where is the best place to look for the best tech talent?
  • ShapeCreated with Sketch. How to define criteria for the tech vetting process?
  • ShapeCreated with Sketch. How to check code quality if you have no tech background?
  • ShapeCreated with Sketch. What legal aspects are there to account for before starting cooperation?
  • ShapeCreated with Sketch. How to bridge cultural depth when working with a tech team in Eastern Europe?
  • ShapeCreated with Sketch. Choosing tech stack when working with a remote development team: do’s & don’t’s
  • ShapeCreated with Sketch. What is the best cooperation model when working with an outsourced tech team (full-service, partially managed, outstaffing)?

Chapter 3

Closing the deal

  • ShapeCreated with Sketch. What payment scheme should you choose with an IT outsourcing agency?
  • ShapeCreated with Sketch. How much does it cost to build a SaaS/Mobile App/Platform?
  • ShapeCreated with Sketch. How to negotiate rates with developers?
  • ShapeCreated with Sketch. How to reduce development cost?
  • ShapeCreated with Sketch. NDAs and Contracts with Remote tech teams: what to pay attention to?

Chapter 4

Managing work

  • ShapeCreated with Sketch. How to kick-off with the outsourced team (new and existing projects)?
  • ShapeCreated with Sketch. How to prioritize features the smart way when working with a remote development team?
  • ShapeCreated with Sketch. Realistic project estimations in IT outsourcing: what to expect?
  • ShapeCreated with Sketch. Quality assurance (QA) with a remote tech team: what’s the right way to do it?

Chapter 5

Dealing with problems

  • ShapeCreated with Sketch. How to deal with bugs when working with a remote tech team?
  • ShapeCreated with Sketch. What are ways to avoid misunderstandings and communication problems?
  • ShapeCreated with Sketch. Signing a service level agreement with a remote tech team: how to do it right?

Chapter 6

The right team within a week

  • ShapeCreated with Sketch. How to get started with an outsourced development team right away?

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