Vetting prospective tech partners can be overwhelming. There’s so much to learn about a company, and knowing where to begin a conversation can be difficult. In order to get a good understanding of a company’s process, capabilities, security, and cost control, we’ve compiled a list of the most important questions to ask a potential partner. Use this list to guide you as you take on the challenge:
Do you operate on a two-week sprint cycle with each client, and do you provide daily transparency through standup meetings?
What is your process for breaking down features, creating user stories, and estimating timelines?
What tools do you use to track issues, priorities, and velocity?
How do you familiarize yourselves with our specific industry and business context?
How do your engineers break down our vision into development increments?
What types of questions can we expect during planning sessions?
How do you handle sensitive information in your code?
What is your process for managing personally identifiable information (PII)?
Do you encrypt all data, including your database, both at rest and in transit?
Have you ever requested that a client increase their team size in order to complete features?
What measures do you take to minimize third-party development and infrastructure costs?
Still feeling overwhelmed by the search process? Want more tips for finding your perfect partner? Check out our other article How to Choose a Technical Partner.