• Bureaucratic contracts a common mistake when outsourcing

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    Are you having trouble recruiting the skills you need? You’re not the only one. Today, a growing number of organizations are finding developers externally – but there are pitfalls to watch for.

    One of the biggest pitfalls when entering an outsourcing cooperation with a new partner is getting stuck in heavy, bureaucratic contracts. The point with a contract is of course to ensure that the supplier follows through with what you have agreed upon. As a CTO, it can be appealing to regulate all details in the contract, but a contract with too much detail can lock the process and cause a loss of flexibility. It can also cause a great work load for the client organization, as it is time consuming to follow up on a very detailed contract.

    So, what should you do instead?

    Our recommendation is that you write a simple contract and instead regulate the work through a clear and structured model of cooperation. An efficient model of cooperation regulates how the project is to be run, and by whom. It defines responsibilities, roles, check points and meetings. There is a system for who will do what, and when it is to be done.

    We love order – not bureaucracy.

    Do you want to read about common mistakes when outsourcing – and how to prevent them? For Swedish speakers, please download our report “Tre vanliga fallgropar vid outsourcing”. For non-Swedish speakers, please drop us a note and we will let you know as soon as an English version of the report is available.

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