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.