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Table Of Contents

Spreading the Word About your Project
Understanding the Results
Getting Down to Business
Using Search Engines to Find Vendors
How to Find the Perfect Outsourcing Partner
Elimination Round 2: Checking Individuals vs. Companies
Validation Round 1: Checking Public Records
Validation Round 1: Checking Public Records
Validation Round 2: Checking Private Records
Refinement Round 1: Checking Processes and Methodologies
Process Descriptions: Two Examples
Your New Shorter Shortlist
How to Get the Best Price for your Project
Understanding How Vendors Estimate Projects
Being a Dream Client to Gain Dream Prices
Sweetening the Deal
How to Get it All on Paper
Understanding Critical Elements of a Written Agreement
Choosing Between Fixed-bid and Hourly Rate Projects
Choosing Between Fixed-bid and Hourly Rate Projects
Choosing the Right Payment Scheme
How to Keep the Project on Track
Having Realistic Expectations
Managing your Project
Using the Iterative vs. Waterfall Approach
Keeping your Documents Current
Handling a Troubled Project
Recognizing and Dealing with Resource Issues
Recognizing and Dealing with Quality Issues
How to Turn your Vendor into a Long-term Partner
Keeping your Vendor Happy
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Outsourcing Web Projects: 6 Steps to a Smarter Business

Outsourcing Web Projects: 6 Steps to a Smarter Business

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Do you wish that you could take on bigger, more profitable jobs, but don’t feel that you have the time, resources, or technical capabilities to do so?

Outsourcing Web Projects: 6 Steps to a Smarter Business provides you with tried and tested techniques that will ensure that you can deliver complex, high quality web projects using outsourced development resource, both on time and on budget!

In this book, exclusively available though SitePoint, Dave Hecker (an outsourcing specialist who consults to Fortune 50 companies) reveals the secrets behind accomplishing successful outsourced web development projects.

Dave leads you through the process of writing a great project specification to advertise your job effectively, selecting the best outsourcing partner, and managing the project to its successful completion.

Along the way, you’ll pick up lots of handy hints—such as simple methods of determining which outsourcing partner is right for you and simple project management tips that will help keep your project on track—gained through Dave’s years of experience in managing outsourced web development work.
Do you wish that you could take on bigger, more profitable jobs, but don’t feel that you have the time, resources, or technical capabilities to do so?

Outsourcing Web Projects: 6 Steps to a Smarter Business provides you with tried and tested techniques that will ensure that you can deliver complex, high quality web projects using outsourced development resource, both on time and on budget!

In this book, exclusively available though SitePoint, Dave Hecker (an outsourcing specialist who consults to Fortune 50 companies) reveals the secrets behind accomplishing successful outsourced web development projects.

Dave leads you through the process of writing a great project specification to advertise your job effectively, selecting the best outsourcing partner, and managing the project to its successful completion.

Along the way, you’ll pick up lots of handy hints—such as simple methods of determining which outsourcing partner is right for you and simple project management tips that will help keep your project on track—gained through Dave’s years of experience in managing outsourced web development work.

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